Brief description of what you observed
Two coons in a Post Oak hollow
Seen on edge of toad as turned into botanic gardens fir master naturalist meeting.
See raccoons in my backyard often. Most recently on 10/7/14.
We could not see much of this animal, but judging from the stout legs and the and the white and black striped, medium length, fuzzy tail, It is probably a raccoon.
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...