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 Post subject: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:18 pm 
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Don't know if anyone is as entertained by raccoons, with their silly masked faces and up-to-no-good antics, but I love watching them and photographing them. Here are some raccoons from Florida - feel free to add any of your own if you've got them:

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:54 pm 
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I'll have to post some pictures later. Went to Bearizona just outside of Flagstaff AZ. It is a part drive thru zoo. We got to the raccoon display and it was a huge pin but only 1 or 2 raccoons. Wife and I thought it odd until we heard a noise. We looked up and there were at least a dozen all up one tree in the middle of the inclosure :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:44 pm 
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I love raccoons unfortuneately the only time I see em is as road kill. I might be wrong but I think we are at the northern extreme of their limit but we do not see a lot of em uo here at all. I've never seen a live on in the wild. Great shots

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Same case with me Wolfsong, unfortunately :(
I don't know in your case, but I've seen raccoons in zoos but they tend to be a lot different when they're captive than when they're wild. Also, in some zoos it's hard to photograph them through glass :/

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:18 am 
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I'm surprised - I thought raccoons would have been like coyotes and spread all over by now! They're such smart scavengers - I've heard Japan has quite a few now after bringing them over as pets and having too many people set them free. I know throughout much of the U.S. they're pretty common - I don't know how far into Canada they reach or whether they reach to the south to Mexico.

For me, they're quite common - not only in the wetlands, but usually in yards, knocking over trash cans in the night, and scavenging behind supermarkets and office dumpsters. I've got a family of 3 or 4 that come to my yard nightly - they go for a swim in my pool, usually steal my pool thermometer (a yellow rubber duckie) and throw it all over the yard like a toy, and climb all over the patio furniture leaving their muddy footprints on everything. And they routinely knock over my trashcan which I have to keep strapped down with bungie cords. Still, I love them - they're just very cute and almost human the way they use their hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:00 am 
Nice! I like how shaggy that third racoon is haha. I think they may be fairly common up in NJ, however I've never actually seen one. I have woken up to the remains of their late night feasts in our garbage cans a few times though. That was never fun :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:09 am 
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I've got some, and will try to upload some soon. They are common around here too.

Here's a rare sighting of one here in the middle of the day:

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Haven't posted raccoons in a bit, and just wanted to share a couple of shots from last weekend:

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:31 am 
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nice shots zack... I really like the first one with the bared teeth

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 Post subject: Re: Raccoons, anyone?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Keeping the raccoon alive...a few more shots from last week with the furry little critters...a baby one this time:
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