Raccoon – 5/21/09

Observer: Rick Dumont

Observation Date: 5/21/09

Observation Time: 9:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Belcher St.

Common Name: Raccoon

Scientific Name: Procyon lotor

Comments: The raccoon is mostly nocturnal. It is also solitary, except for mothers and their young. In the winter the raccoon may sleep in its den for a few weeks but it does not hibernate. The raccoons usually walks, but it can run at speeds of up to 15 miles an hour. It is also a good swimmer and often hunts for food in the water. The raccoon makes a variety of vocalizations including hisses, whistles, screams, growls and snarls.

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