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Procyon lotor


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.

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5 Comments 5 years ago

Hi miahmelea. That was a lucky shot. I looked up and there was this raccoon high in a tree with not a care in the world. Of course, had to take its picture. Thanks! My hobby is photography and carry my camera everywhere and take lots of pictures.

MIAH 5 years ago

how do get these pictures there so good!

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Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago


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alicelongmartin 5 years ago

They are normally nocturnal animals, so are more active in the evening and nighttime.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.95, Long: -90.07

Spotted on Feb 3, 2014
Submitted on Feb 4, 2014

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