Weasels and Raccoons

Other dog-like carnivores include the otters, weasels, raccoons and coatis. The weasels and otters belong to the Family Mustelidae. The 46 weasels are long, slender carnivores that feed on land and in the water. Their 12 otter relatives feed primarily in the water. All have scent glands. The Family Procyonidae includes the 14 raccoon relatives, such as the Northern raccoon and the coatis. They feed on land, or at the water’s edge.