Seen on sidewalk at approx. 9:30 PM
Raccoon (Procyon lotor) , Butano State Park, San Mateo County, California - February 2009.
Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
My boyfriend and I spotted this raccoon outside of the Cypress Bend Cafe at the University of Texas at Austin. The raccoon was rummaging around in the trash can, probably looking for food.
Weather: The weather was sunny, around 83 degrees Fahrenheit
(lens cap is 2.5")
The raccoon (Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled as racoon, and also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. As a result of escapes and deliberate introductions in the mid-20th century, raccoons are now also distributed across the European mainland, the Caucasus region and Japan. Their original habitats are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability they have extended their range...