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Raccoon

raccoon

(Science: zoology) A North American nocturnal carnivore of the genus procyon of the family procyonidae (Procyon lotor) which allied to the bears, but much smaller, and having a long, full tail, banded with black and gray. Two subgenera and seven species are currently recognised.

Its body is gray, varied with black and white. Called also coon, and mapach.

Origin: F. Raton, prop, a little rat, fr. Rat rat, perhaps of German origin. See Rat.


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Mystery Bone! Help?

... in Vermont, and this was found where the woods meet a farmer's field. So it could potentially be from ANY animal...a wild animal (deer, coyote, raccoon), house pet (dog, cat), farm animal (cow, pig, goat, etc.). I have no idea. Note: I was a little too excited cleaning the mud out of the central ...

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by mookielou37
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mystery Bone! Help?
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Bones found under house

I am by no means an expert, but I want to say raccoon. Here's a picture: http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.94217165.jpg

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by plasmodesmata11
Sun May 13, 2012 3:30 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bones found under house
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Re: what animal could this be?

there is a disease called Mange where animals lose their fur. In patches or altogether. You probably just saw a sick stray cat or raccoon that was very deformed. Perhaps one with mange. :shock:

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by Homeostasis
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:44 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: what animal could this be?
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Re: Why do you keep talking about species

... and scientists interpret the evidence. Not all of them interpret the evidence the same way--even those in the same camp. Can you distinguish a raccoon from say a chimpanzee i can distinguish Chihuahua and saint Bernard are they different species to say so requires a definition of species but ...

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by AFJ
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:31 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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Why do you keep talking about species

Can you distinguish a raccoon from say a chimpanzee i can distinguish Chihuahua and saint Bernard are they different species to say so requires a definition of species but biologist cant tell us what a species is

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:37 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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