Racoon in Our Backyard

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for these fun facts

  1. Raccoons have been around for 40,000 years.
  2. Raccoons migrated north by adapting to new environments and can now be found as far north as Alaska!
  3. Raccoons are small, have sensitive hands and can eat just about anything, making them ideal for urban life.
  4. Raccoons love life in the big city! Today there are 20 times more raccoons in cities than there were 70 years ago.
  5. Toronto is the raccoon capital of the world. Fifty times more raccoons live there than in the surrounding countryside.
  6. Raccoons’ hands have a bunch of nerves that are like taste buds sending information to the brain.
  7. Raccoons use up to 20 den sites at a time, from sheds to sewers.
  8. In the city, raccoon territories average around three square blocks. They prefer backyards to parks.

Technical Details

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Canon EOS 7D
Sigma 18-300mm macro lens
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Nik Silver Efex Pro
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Topaz Denoise AI