Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
April 18th, 2015
tracks of left front and left hind feet
Early morning visit by two raccoons to our bird bath.
At El Monte historical museum. Tracks
I think one raccoon is trailing another raccoon on the other side of the pond, because they are both following the same path simultaneously. I think that it is a raccoon because of its striped, bushy tail.
Aww. My dog chased her up a tree. :x
Procyon is a genus of nocturnal mammals, comprising three species commonly known as raccoons, in the family Procyonidae. The most familiar species, the common raccoon (P. lotor), is often known simply as "the" raccoon, as the two other raccoon species in the genus are native only to the tropics and less well known. Genetic studies have shown that the closest relatives of raccoons are the ring-tailed cats and cacomistles of genus Bassariscus, from which they diverged...