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Crab-eating Raccoon giant foot - Epe zoo As you can see, a Crab-eating Raccoon is significantly different from a normal raccoon. It has shorter fur to deal with hot climates, it is far more shy, but notably it has large feet and hands that it uses to touch and investigate potential food. Crab-eating Raccoon,Epe,Europe,Geotagged,Netherlands,Procyon cancrivorus,The Netherlands,Wissel Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Crab-eating Raccoon giant foot - Epe zoo

As you can see, a Crab-eating Raccoon is significantly different from a normal raccoon. It has shorter fur to deal with hot climates, it is far more shy, but notably it has large feet and hands that it uses to touch and investigate potential food.

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  1. Fantastic! I was reading about raccoons recently and it is quite incredible the heightened senses they have in their front paws/feet(?). People think that they are constantly washing their hands but like this one, they always like to handle their food in water. Brilliant photos and a lovely new species! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks, Claire! Posted 5 years ago

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The crab-eating raccoon is a species of raccoon native to marshy and jungle areas of Central and South America . It is found from Costa Rica south through most areas of South America east of the Andes down to northern Argentina and Uruguay. That it is called the crab-eating raccoon does not mean that only this species eats crabs, as the common raccoon also seeks and eats crabs where they are available.

The crab-eating raccoon eats crab, lobster, and other crustaceans, but is an omnivore.. more

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 22, 2014. Captured Jul 28, 2012 10:42 in Woesterbergweg, 8162 Epe, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1600
  • 500mm