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Common Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Description:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon Brown and black, masked face and ringed tail

Habitat:

Woodlands or sparsely wooded areas. Raccoons depend on vertical structures to climb when threatened so they avoid open terrain and also areas with high concentrations of beech trees. The bark is too smooth on a beech for them to climb.

Notes:

I watched these 3 baby raccoon come out every day to look for bird seed. They couldn't wait until dark, they started coming out in late afternoon and eventually came out around noon. I am standing only a few yards away from them.

No species ID suggestions

17 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 4 years ago

too cute :)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Thanks Mayra. Yes elaphrus, they sure do.

elaphrus
elaphrus 4 years ago

Looks like they love their bird seed!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 4 years ago

Lovely!!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Thanks Gerardo

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 4 years ago

Awesome shot :)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Hi Sarah, yes glad to see another Buckeye. You're about 90 min. south of me.

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 4 years ago

Cute lil critters!
btw....Glad to see another "Buckeye" here on Noah!!
I am in Southeastern Ohio...across the river from Huntington, WV.

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Haha so true sarah. I could write a whole library of children's books with the things that go on here.

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 4 years ago

When do they not get into trouble, sounds like your experience with this lot would make a fantastic story :-)

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Thank you Vijay, Antonio, Nuwan, Atul, Yuko and alice ! Cute as they are, those 3 little rascals got into a lot of trouble !

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 4 years ago

Love it!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 4 years ago

Cute x 100!

Atul
Atul 4 years ago

Awesome pic !!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 4 years ago

cool!

Beautiful capture Diane,congrats and thanks for sharing

Excellent photo!

Corning, Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.60, Long: -82.09

Spotted on Jul 2, 2006
Submitted on Dec 20, 2012

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