All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Raccoon</strong>
<em>Procyon lotor</em>
Clinton, TN
August 23, 2008

Gordon, a former school colleague, took Kenny and me to the home of one of his friends in hopes of seeing some raccoons. His friends feed them, so they come to the patio ...
Raccoon
Procyon lotor
Clinton, TN
August 23, 2008

Gordon, a former school colleague, took Kenny and me to the home of one of his friends in hopes of seeing some raccoons. His friends feed them, so they come to the patio every night. No, I don't condone feeing wild animals, but I figured if they were going to be within easy range, I'd take advantage of it!
Raccoons are omnivores, they will eat both plants and animals (and cold leftover pizza!). Normally they eat insects, crawfish, bird eggs, small mammals, berries, etc. The raccoon is Tennessee's State Animal, so I will put it first on this gallery!
Surprisingly, the flash from my camera didn't bother her, but if I moved very much she would run off. Raccoons should never be touched, they can inflict nasty bites and scratches. They can also carry rabies.

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