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Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Fur I found chunks of raccoon fur (with skin attached) along a nature trail yesterday.  There wasn&#039;t any blood or guts nearby, but I did see signs of a struggle (duh).  It&#039;s possible that a male raccoon attacked a female raccoon in hopes of snacking on some of her babies.<br />
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Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Fur

I found chunks of raccoon fur (with skin attached) along a nature trail yesterday. There wasn't any blood or guts nearby, but I did see signs of a struggle (duh). It's possible that a male raccoon attacked a female raccoon in hopes of snacking on some of her babies.

Habitat: Trail along a pond

    comments (6)

  1. Sounds like male lion behavior, I did not know that about raccoons! Posted 12 days ago
    1. Yep! If this is indeed what happened, then I hope he didn't get any babies. I know it's nature, but I'd rather he go hungry than snack on babies. Posted 12 days ago
      1. Yes, especially since they have such a varied diet, so it would have plenty of alternatives. But then again, morals are a human invention. Posted 12 days ago
        1. True, which makes nature seem so brutal at times. But, in reality, humans are the brutal ones, imo. Posted 11 days ago
          1. Somebody made a fitting comparison recently. At Chernobyl, radiation levels are still high enough for wildlife to be impacted by it. Despite it, wildlife has made a spectacular comeback due to the complete absence of people. The logical conclusion is that for wildlife, it's better to have a nuclear disaster than humans in your backyard. Posted 11 days ago
            1. Wow. What a sadly poignant observation. Posted 10 days ago

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Uploaded May 12, 2019. Captured May 11, 2019 15:02 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm