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Procyon lotor


The Raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. Raccoons are usually nocturnal and is omnivorous, with a diet consisting of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates. It has a grayish coat, of which almost 90% is dense underfur, which insulates against cold weather. Two of its most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask


The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests of North America, but due to their adaptability they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and urban areas, where many homeowners consider them to be pests.

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patty 9 years ago

Yes alice; nice spotting =)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

He is pretty sure of his balance in that first picture!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012


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