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Last Updated January 21, 2006


Kingdom Animalia:

  Phylum Chordata:

    Subphylum Vertebrata:

       Class Mammalia:

          Order Carnivora:

            Family  Procyonidae:
  Genus Procyon: 

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Procyon lotor


This Raccoon was photographed around 2004 with a game cam.  I originally posted it on my blog here.  Here is the story:


This is from a year or so ago. I thought the pics were lost but I came across them while sorting through back up files. I had just built the walkway behind my house, and had to put some sod around it to replace the grass I had removed. I noticed that every morning, the sod would be turned upside down or rolled back and drying out. This happened for about 2 weeks before I finally got fed up and borrowed a game camera to catch this sucker in the act. Raccoons, aka Procyon lotor are very ingenuitive and are always out for an easy meal. Since they haven't been able to get in our trash yet, this one was doing a natural thing, uprooting my grass for insects. I covered the vulnerable areas and he finally quit destroying my yard.


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