1: Myth - Raccoons are aggressive. Fact - Raccoons are typically shy and non-aggressive animals, only becoming aggressive when cornered or threatened.

2: Myth - Raccoons only come out at night. Fact - Raccoons are nocturnal by nature, but they can also be active during the day, especially in urban areas.

3: Myth - Raccoons are rabies carriers. Fact - While raccoons can carry rabies, not all raccoons are infected, and the risk of transmission to humans is low.

4: Myth - Raccoons wash their food. Fact - Raccoons do not actually wash their food, but they may wet their hands to enhance their sense of touch while eating.

5: Myth - Raccoons are solitary animals. Fact - Raccoons are social creatures and often live in groups called a gaze or nursery, especially during breeding season.

6: Myth - Raccoons are rodents. Fact - Raccoons belong to the Procyonidae family, not the rodent family, and are more closely related to bears.

7: Myth - Raccoons are trash pandas. Fact - While raccoons are known for scavenging in trash cans, they are opportunistic feeders with a diverse diet.

8: Myth - Raccoons are excellent pets. Fact - Raccoons are wild animals and do not make good pets due to their wild instincts and specific care requirements.

9: Myth - Raccoons are pests. Fact - Raccoons play an important role in balancing ecosystems and should be respected as valuable members of the wildlife community.