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Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask, which are themes in the mythology of several Native American tribes. Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks for up to three years. The diet of the omnivorous raccoon, which is usually nocturnal, consists of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates.
My yard; this individual comes by every night to gather up seeds not eaten by the birds and squirrels.
Lat: 35.91, Long: -79.06
Spotted on Mar 31, 2015
Submitted on Apr 12, 2015