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Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Description:

A medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, weighing between 8 to 20 lb. Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates it against cold weather. Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask,

Habitat:

Wooded swamp

Notes:

I happened upon this raccoon foraging in the middle of the day. The locals believe he was someone's pet that was dumped in the park.

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14 Comments

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Thank you everyone!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Great shots well done on SOTD

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 5 years ago

Congratulations Emily on your SOTD. What a cutie!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Congrats Emily on your SOTD. That is such a cool image!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Emily!

Very nice and cute capture Emily,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations!!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Emily, this great spotting has been chosen as Spotting of the Day!

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EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 5 years ago

Thanks everyone! Yes, he was furiously foraging for food! Nonstop digging and grabbing! I have never photographed a raccoon before. Was so excited to finally get the chance, during the day no less!

triggsturner
triggsturner 5 years ago

Such a cool critter Emily. Great spotting.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Great shots Emily! Thanks for sharing!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

I bet his front paws were going furiously under water, searching for food....cute !

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Eduardo, the habitat section is for the habitat in which the person saw the organism, not the general habitat for the species.

EduardoCastillo
EduardoCastillo 5 years ago

only wooded swamp?

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 12, 2016
Submitted on Jan 15, 2016

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