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

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Square

What

Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

kueda

Date

February 28, 2015 02:43 PM PST

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Square

What

Raccoon Procyon lotor

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lichenlady

Date

March 3, 2015

Description

Walking through the snow about 4:30 pm in my backyard.

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

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dagmarcushing

Date

February 13, 2015

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Square

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mapache Procyon lotor

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negronahual

Date

February 27, 2015 08:21 PM CST

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

March 2, 2015 11:30 AM CST

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

jmschlichte

Date

February 27, 2015 02:10 PM MST

Description

This medium-sized carnivore, a Northern Raccoon, has not been documented in Hudspeth County, Texas in most resources. The last known record was in the 1930’s, and specimen has been cited from the extreme southern part of the county from the 1970’s. This one was deceased, very likely hit by a car, as we saw it on the edge of I-10, a major freeway, heading through the east side of Sierra Blanca around mile marker 108 (heading east). The specimen was found by Vicente Mata-Silva and Dominic DeSantis. Although not common in the area, this animal can be easily identified by its black facial mask outlined in white, and alternating black/white(or bluff) rings on the tail. They are widely abundant throughout America, but need a consistent source of water. There were cattle farms near the location of the Raccoon carcass, so this would have provided the necessary water. Raccoons are nocturnal and omnivorous.

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

February 17, 2015 01:34 PM CST

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

February 14, 2015 04:43 PM CST

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

February 14, 2015 10:17 AM CST

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

February 13, 2015 10:26 AM CST

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

February 7, 2015 01:12 PM CST

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No photos or sounds

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Raccoon Procyon lotor

Date

January 29, 2015 04:20 PM CST
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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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