Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Racoon

Procyon lotor

Description:

Nursing Raccoon

Habitat:

Woodland Edge


No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

cmheuer
cmheuer 6 years ago

Thank you, Keith. The nursing raccoons have been coming out in the late afternoon for a number of years now; I'm amazed each time and look forward to seeing the little ones. When they're older, she brings them out at night to get food from the cat dish on the porch. I also have a photo of her hanging upside down in order to get the hummingbirds' sugar water from the feeder. They're quite the rascals.

keithp2012
keithp2012 6 years ago

Yes by me I noticed this too, at first everyone thought rabies and were ready t call Animal Control, but then we spotted the mother with babies. That picture is priceless!

cmheuer
cmheuer 6 years ago

This is a nursing raccoon who was cooling off in the bird bath in the late afternoon. There are only two conditions that I've noticed bring out these nocturnal creatures during the day. One is of course rabies infection and the other is a nursing mother, who feeds while her brood is sleeping.

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.77, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Jul 27, 2010
Submitted on Jul 27, 2010

Related spottings

Raccoon Raccoon Raccoon Raccoon

Nearby spottings

Silver Mushroom Earthworm black crow Unnamed spotting