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.
The raccoon (i/ræˈkuːn/, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon,North American raccoon,northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg (8 to 20 lb). Its grayish coat mostly consists of dense underfur which insulates against cold weather. Two of the raccoon's most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous...