the wild they eat mostly rodents, birds and rabbits.
When in urban areas they eat garbage, domestic pets
such as cats and small dogs as well as raccoons,
possums and ducks. They mostly hunt and live a solitary
life but they come together when food is scarce
to hunt bigger prey such as deer or elk. They also
mate in early February and build a den under a tree
or stump. They usually dig it out in order to create
a place for their young to thrive. Their gestation
period is sixty days, so they have their young in
early April. They usually give birth to anywhere
between four and six young pups and unlike people
both parents share responsibility in raising the
pups. At ten weeks of age the young learn to hunt
on their own and leave the den. they also live for
18 years in captivity and 8 years in the wild.