The raccoon (Wäschbier)
The raccoon is easily recognizable by its black and white ringed tail as well as its characteristic black mask. Its small, delicate hands, extremely sensitive, are well suited for manipulating small objects. It has narrow feet with claws that help it climb trees, but which don't inconvenience it at all in water, making it a very good swimmer as well. On the other hand, on land it is very vulnerable because it moves very slowly.
The raccoon is found in forests, usually near streams of water, but also in small woods in the country, and on the outskirts of towns where it copes very well with the presence of humans. It has a reputation for washing its food before eating it, but this is not true since after having moistened its food, which it doesn't always do, it eats it, whether it is clean or not.