June 22, 2014
I think all racoons take ninja training.
They can access high places without difficulty, squeeze through small spaces like ghosts and get into locked containers as if they had can openers.
This one was raiding the suet then the grapes. When I went our to chase him off, he sneered at me and slowly sauntered away.
Racoons really know how to saunter.
Raccoons in the northern parts of their range gorge themselves in spring and summer to store up body fat. They then spend much of the winter asleep in a den. There are six other species of raccoons, in addition to the familiar northern (North American) raccoon. Most other species live on tropical islands.