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Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Description:

The raccoon is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates against cold weather. 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.

Habitat:

mangrove swamp

Notes:

Family group of 3 raccoons came out of the shadows of the mangrove, crossed in front of us, and then went back into the mangroves.

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5 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Lovely series <3

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great series!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 7 years ago

Thanks Tom and Jimmy

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Great series!!!

jimmy76
jimmy76 7 years ago

Great Picture!

DonnaPomeroy
Spotted by
DonnaPomeroy

Sanibel, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013

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