- Often establish dens in chimneys when their den trees are destroyed.
- Can easily maneuver past a flimsy or poorly installed chimney cap.
- Are very protective of their young and will tear apart a roof if one of her youngsters is trapped inside.
- Will seek shelter under porches or decks.
- Are only dangerous when provoked, trapped or rabid.
- Are major carriers of rabies in Eastern and Northeastern U.S.