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North American Raccoon

Procyon lotor

Description:

Coat is gray-black, long and dense, and there is a distinctive mask around the eyes. The bushy tail has five to seven black rings. Feet have five toes with curved, nonretractile claws, and soles are hairless. Females are generally smaller than males, and raccoons in the north are usually larger than those in the south.

Habitat:

Virtually anywhere. Raccoons create dens in hollow trees, ground burrows, muskrat houses, and brush piles, but are equally comfortable in barns, crawl spaces, sewer drains, and attics or basements in abandoned or occupied buildings. Not particularly bothered by human expansion, they are quite at home in urban areas, considering garbage cans, bird feeders, and dog dishes an invitation to dinner.

Notes:

This one was a regular at Stanley park

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice first spotting on Noah - welcome to the Project!

Sarahsaurus Rex
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2013

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