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    From National Wildlife Federation Photo Of The Week; September 29, 2014:

    International Raccoon Appreciation Day

    International Raccoon Appreciation Day, celebrated on October 1st, may not yet be a universally recognized holiday but at the National Wildlife Federation we love raccoons, especially our mascot Ranger Rick! This appreciation day was started by a young girl in California, in an effort to highlight the important part raccoons play in local ecosystems, as they are generally misunderstood and are considered pests. Louisiana resident Jacqueline Ruiz photographed this Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor) hanging on while hiking on a mangrove trail in south Florida. The photographer used a Nikon D5000 with a 70-300mm lens.

    October 1: International Raccoon Appreciation Day

    October 1 is International Raccoon Appreciation Day

    Raccoon facts:

    Raccoons live for around one to three years in the wild. In captivity, where the raccoon doesn’t need to worry about finding food or outwitting predators, some have lived as long as 20 years. 

    Raccoons have a large array of vocalizations. Scientists have determined that they can make over 51 different sounds! They purr, whistle, growl, hiss, scream and even whinny. 

    A raccoon’s hands are so nimble they can unlace a shoe, unlatch a cage and deftly retrieve coins as thin as dimes from your shirt pocket. 

    The word raccoon, derived from the Algonquin Indian word “arakun” means “he scratches with hands”.