Utah State University Extension, Logan, UT
Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are found across the United States largely due to their excellent ability to adapt and take advantage of new habitats. Raccoons, although not native to Utah, are abundant throughout much of the state. They are most commonly found in wooded areas along rivers, marshes or lakes. In urban areas, raccoons will make dens in attics, chimneys, under houses, in abandoned buildings, and in woodpiles.
Huxoll, C. M., T. A. Messmer, and M. R. Conover. 1994. Raccoons. Wildlife Damage Management Series, Utah State University Extension, Logan, UT.