Aptly named 'ring bandits' by the pandaren, raccoons have dexterous paws and insatiable appetites for shiny objects, especially jewelry. Some druids say pandaren and raccoons are distant cousins, but never when a pandaren can hear them. There's a raging debate over whether tanukis are raccoons or dogs, but the distinction seems trivial when they're gnawing on your femur.
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In World of WarcraftEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
- A Harmless Raccoon is used during the quest  .
- A trinket is a quest reward from  .
- Sully "The Pickle" McLeary briefly gains a friendly Racoon companion during the quest:  and names him "Gizmo". Gizmo is promptly killed when Amber Kearnen uses him for target practice, but another Raccoon joins Sully shortly afterwards and he names it "Socks".
- There are several raccoon critters throughout the wilds of Pandaria; some (like the Bandicoon and Bandicoon Kit) can be captured as pets.