How do raccoons adapt to their habitat?

Raccoons adapt to their habitats by finding places to sleep, instead of building shelters. They can also hide out in these places for days, if weather conditions are harsh.
Raccoons are highly intelligent plus their front paws are much like human hands. This allows them to adapt easily to many environments as long as there is food, shelter and water. They are dumpster divers in cities and have been known to gain entrance to homes through doggie-doors. They can easily become viscous and will fight fiercely with teeth and claws plus they have been known to be rabid so do not feed them or try to interact with them in any way. If they invade your home or property promptly contact local wildlife officials!