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Wow; I've never seen or heard of this creature. It really looks raccoon-like, but it really isn't!
His hair reminds me of Motley Crew glam rock band from the 80s...
I'm so glad you like them! They shed winter fur atm and forests around really full of it (check out the last photo in series).
It looks like a Pomeranian gone mad.
Amazing, they really do look like a dog version of a raccoon! And a fantastic photo, it looks like he posed for you :)
One of my favorite animals!!
I've never seen or heard of this critter before. Awesome!
Love these guys. Most of the time I try to avoid politics in this community but these guys are really targets of some of the most horrific animal cruelty imaginable for the fur trade. Hard for me to look into their eyes the same way after some of the videos that I have seen of their suffering.Excellent shot, and great to see one in the wild!
Thanks Lori, I should have noticed that...fascinating....not really related to raccoons.
ce, if you click on the link Vital has posted on the right-hand side under the word "Reference", you can read about them.
Very interesting!! It truly looks like a cross between a dog & a raccoon. Vidal, is it the same genus as a raccoon?
It would be less confusing if they were called "Masked proto-dog", but alas, they are not. Great shot.
Thank you, the first time I saw these animal was in Yosemite and I thought it was a giant rodent bandit and robber who rob me of my macadamia nuts in a can .
great shot vital!
Eppie i think you saw raccoons, in north america, these guys are old world species.
It is an North American mammals so if it is common in Texas and I saw a family in Yosemite and Florida,New York and Canada except the state of Hawaii. It is very common in the continental North America.
Pretty common, spotted many times in forest areas near cities.Native East Asian, it's introduced species in Europe, but adapted very well.
Great shot - how common are they?
An over feed raccoon if not a pregnant one cute. One of the most resourceful mammal next to human.
Spotted on Apr 25, 2011 Submitted on Apr 26, 2011
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