Muuuh Wildlife Photography

Raccoon - Procyon lotor

Raccoon - Procyon lotor

Native to North America widely distributed in deciduous, mixed forests and due to its adaptability extending into urban areas. Nocturnal and omnivorous eating invertebrates, vertebrates and plants.

Common Names

How to Identify

Its mask and the white rings along the tail are distinctive characteristics.

Where & When to Spot

Can be observed in all larger parks around Montreal. Although nocturnal, especially during spring also active during day.

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Who is watching us through the plants? This one was smaller, younger, maybe second year?

Park Mont-Royal - June 07, 2015

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/50; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
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Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Getting very close, about 5m, of this individual looking for some food.

Park Mont-Royal - April 05, 2015

NIKON D7100; 18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/1600; Aperture f6.3; Iso 400;
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Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

In spring, the racoons on Mont-Royal loose their sheyness in search of food.

Park Mont-Royal - April 12, 2014

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS; 4.3-215.0 mm; Focal Length 179mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f6.5; Iso 800;
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