JOHN BEATTY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN BEATTY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
North American raccoon (Procyon lotor) in snow. The raccoon is found in most environments, including mountains, cities and forests, but prefers to be near water. It is omnivorous, eating plant matter as well as hunting insects, crustaceans and occasionally fish, frogs and smaller mammals. The raccoon is known for its habit of washing its food with water or with its hands before eating it. It is mainly nocturnal and is found from southern Canada to Panama. Photographed in Montana, USA.
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