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    • Procyon lotor
    • Procyon gloveralleni
    • Procyon insularis
    • Procyon maynardi
    • Procyon minor
  • English
    • northern raccoon
    • Common Raccoon
    • Raccoon
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    • raton laveur
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    • batúi
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Recent observations

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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jonahevans

Date

November 23, 2014 11:40 AM CST

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

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camelcreek

Date

March 19, 2010 11:03 PM EDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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common raccoon Procyon lotor

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dominic

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

footprints

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Northern Raccoon Procyon lotor

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ncowey

Date

August 27, 2013

Description

Two coons in a Post Oak hollow

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No photos or sounds

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

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brentano

Date

November 17, 2014 07:59 PM CST

Description

Seen on edge of toad as turned into botanic gardens fir master naturalist meeting.

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

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marvelliott

Date

December 21, 2007

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No photos or sounds

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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melindawpajak

Date

November 21, 2014 01:34 AM CST

Description

Watched him wander around in the back yard for about 15 minutes without him seeing me - really large guy. Clearly identified.

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No photos or sounds

What

raccoon Procyon lotor

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txkalicokat

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

See raccoons in my backyard often. Most recently on 10/7/14.

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No photos or sounds

What

raccoon Procyon lotor

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lmenaturalist

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

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.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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erikamitchell

Date

June 5, 2011 08:48 AM EDT

Description

This baby raccoon was vocalizing loudly and stumbling around the grass while its mother gathered food across the road.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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erikamitchell

Date

May 22, 2010 10:09 AM EDT

Description

Raccoon was perched on a branch about 30 feet up, overhanging the road. It remained on the branch watching as a group of 15 people walked under the branch.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

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erikamitchell

Date

May 11, 2014 07:30 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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