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Sunday Snapshot: Baby Raccoons



Baby Raccoons in Minnesota, North America.

Bandit-masked raccoons are a familiar sight all over North America, as they will eat just about anything! They frequent forests, marshes, prairies, and even cities, adaptable to many varying environments, using their front paws and long fingers to find and feast on a wide variety of tasty treats.

These two may look cute and cuddly, however however don’t plan on holding a picnic around them, and don’t leave your food out at night. They are quite the scavengers, and have the ability to lift the lids off coolers left out overnight during camping trips…note from experience!

Fun Fact: Raccoons are known for their unique habit of washing their food when they are close to water, however they will not pass up a tasty treat if there is no water around to wash it in.

 About The Photographer

Mike is an American photographer who has been travelling and photographing the world for the last 7 years.  His wife Megan is an Australian Journalist, and after having met in Africa in 2010 they have continued traveling and made the world their home.

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  1. Any wildlife is cute by me. I just did a post on how devastating our sweet kitty cats are to all wildlife, including baby raccoons.

    • Thanks Lori – I’ll check it out!

  2. I didn’t know they washed their food! That’s amazing ;-D
    Fantastic picture too, thanks for making me smile.

    • I didn’t know that either until we saw them doing it one day and had to look it up! Quirky little fun fact – glad we could make you smile!

  3. So moe! So lovely! We could meet them here in PEI. Thank you for the wonderful picture.

    • So glad you like the photo William :) Thanks for stopping by!

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