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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 24, 2016 08:18 PM CDT

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

bryanto

Date

January 26, 2012 05:29 PM MST

Description

There is a common misconception that Raccoons are not native to Utah, and although that is the official view of the State, it is not supported by evidence. There are several specimens in various collections of the native southwestern sub-species of Raccoon(P. l pallidus) from Utah pre 1900, proving they are native here. The state classifies them as an invasive many so they don't have to manage them and can have an unlimited open season on them, a common practice here for carnivores, native or not, and proof they should not be given management of endanger species, or public lands, because they let special interest groups and political will influence management, rather than science. Originally found mostly along rivers on the Colorado Plateau, today they are common and widespread, and probably represent a population of mixed native and non-native sub-species, since Raccoons were once commonly raise on fur farms here, and no doubt many escaped, and these farmed Raccoons were of mostly Eastern USA origin. But whether the current forms are native here or not, the species is.

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

bryanto

Date

May 12, 2015 08:16 AM MDT

Description

There is a common misconception that Raccoons are not native to Utah, and although that is the official view of the State, it is not supported by evidence. There are several specimens in various collections of the native southwestern sub-species of Raccoon(P. l pallidus) from Utah pre 1900, proving they are native here. The state classifies them as an invasive many so they don't have to manage them and can have an unlimited open season on them, a common practice here for carnivores, native or not, and proof they should not be given management of endanger species, or public lands, because they let special interest groups and political will influence management, rather than science. Originally found mostly along rivers on the Colorado Plateau, today they are common and widespread, and probably represent a population of mixed native and non-native sub-species, since Raccoons were once commonly raise on fur farms here, and no doubt many escaped, and these farmed Raccoons were of mostly Eastern USA origin. But whether the current forms are native here or not, the species is.

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

bryanto

Date

February 21, 2011 02:56 PM MST

Description

There is a common misconception that Raccoons are not native to Utah, and although that is the official view of the State, it is not supported by evidence. There are several specimens in various collections of the native southwestern sub-species of Raccoon(P. l pallidus) from Utah pre 1900, proving they are native here. The state classifies them as an invasive many so they don't have to manage them and can have an unlimited open season on them, a common practice here for carnivores, native or not, and proof they should not be given management of endanger species, or public lands, because they let special interest groups and political will influence management, rather than science. Originally found mostly along rivers on the Colorado Plateau, today they are common and widespread, and probably represent a population of mixed native and non-native sub-species, since Raccoons were once commonly raise on fur farms here, and no doubt many escaped, and these farmed Raccoons were of mostly Eastern USA origin. But whether the current forms are native here or not, the species is.

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What

Crab-eating Raccoon Procyon cancrivorus

Observer

lfelliott

Date

January 23, 1988

Description

4 individuals on east side of lake

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What

California Raccoon Procyon lotor ssp. psora

Observer

geodani

Date

July 22, 2016 09:54 PM PDT

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

dkwalkup

Date

July 14, 2016 06:18 PM MDT

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

nadinesidler

Date

July 23, 2016 09:04 PM CDT

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

david181

Date

July 22, 2016 08:02 PM EDT

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

hannah38

Date

May 21, 2016 02:32 PM EDT

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What

Raccoons Genus Procyon

Date

July 23, 2016 12:23 PM EDT

Description

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What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

carlaba

Date

May 31, 2016
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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