decomposing near trailhead near West end of parking lot
08/20/2014, 8:35 AM
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 1/800 sec, f/5, 105mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 1250 (auto), Exp comp +1/3
very small LF & RH feet. AA battery for scale.
During the morning-afternoon, I saw a raccoon crossing the road. Was able to only take a picture of its tail as it went into the bushes.
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...