Raccoon or sometimes racoon or coon. Coat it is a mix of brown, black and grey. The most memorial is the facial mask. The tail is also ringed in black and cream. Their front paws are extremely dexterous front paws. They are extremely intelligent. Nocturnal and omnivorous, they are capable of taking down a full grown chicken. You will hear people refer to some coons as river coons. These tend to some of the larger, more mud colored ones. Capable of killing dogs that they lure out into deep water and then stand on their heads. At hone on land as well as in trees or water. Coons are known for carrying rabies more than any other type of animal. Droppings depend on what it eating, from small piles to cat like.