North American Raccoon (Procyon lotor) in White Oak (Quercus alba)
As soon as I saw the raccoon climb this tree, I ran to get my camera. I have been watching and taking photos of raccoons for several years. This limb in this tree is a favorite place for a raccoon to take an afternoon snooze. This raccoon knows me, even better than I know it, and so when I came to the bottom of the tree, it only glanced down at me. Afterwards it did not hide but stayed on the limb for a nap.
Our woodland home is in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA where raccoons are among a great many wildlife species that visit my back yard.
© Jean Gregory Evans
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