The Fabulous Prairies..1 April 2009
Challenge in wildlife(Fabulous Prairies) Group.. 28 March 2009.
Bandit-masked raccoons are a familiar sight just about everywhere, because they will eat just about anything. These ubiquitous mammals are found in forests, marshes, prairies, and even in cities. They are adaptable, and use their dexterous front paws and long fingers to find and feast on a wide variety of fare.
In the natural world, raccoons snare a lot of their meals in the water. These nocturnal foragers use lightning-quick paws to grab crayfish, frogs, and other aquatic creatures. On land, they pluck mice and insects from their hidey-holes and raid nests for tasty eggs.
Raccoons also eat fruit and plants—including those grown in human gardens and farms. They will even open garbage cans to dine on the contents.
Location: In Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w 55-250mm Zoom Lens F stop: F/5.6 Exp1/50 sec. Focal length: 250.0 mm