Raton Laveur in Montreal, Quebec
The French name for Raccoon is "raton laveur" (~washing rat) because they sometimes soak their food in water to soften it up. Ran into this guy on a path in the foresty park at the center of Montreal. He was nice enough to post and chew something while I tried a few angles.
The raccoon, ''Procyon lotor'', also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length of 40 to 70 cm and a body weight of 3.5 to 9 kg.
Similar species: Carnivorans
Uploaded May 4, 2015. Captured May 2, 2015 15:06 in Chemin Olmsted, Montréal, QC H3H 1A2, Canada.