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Raccoons are closely related to pandas, an amazing fact. Their fur is grayish brown with black markings. Raccoons have a black mask on the face and a bushy tail with four to six black rings. They den in hollow trees, fissures in rocks, caves, or burrows. Live near water. Raccoons eat almost anything. They often eat garbage scraps which I found evidence of this morning since the campground trash can contents were thrown everywhere. Most active at night. Also cross busy highways and are often found dead on roadsides, which I happened to find last week. So, enjoyed watching this raccoon sleeping in a tree. He looked so peaceful.
This sleeping raccoon was spotted high in a tree in the swamp area of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, there were several raccoons in the tree and all were sleeping.