Immediately identifiable by their black masks, raccoons are in many ways natures bandits. Their silver grey coat is spackled with black, making a great nighttime camouflage for this nocturnal omnivore. Raccoons vary greatly in size. They can range in weight from 4 lbs. to 20 lbs., though specimens weighing up to 40 lbs. are not unheard of. When including their long, banded tail they usually measure between 23 to 38 inches long.