Cattail Raccoons

Spent some time with a family of 5 Northern Raccoons at Lee Metcalf NWR. They were foraging on newly emergent cattail shoots, and they fed no more than 10 yards from me for the better part of 1/2 an hour. Quite an experience. After they were done feeding, they swam across the pond, and slipped into the cattails on the opposite bank.

Seeing what's above the cattails

Seeing what's above the cattails

Little ones were taking a look as well

Little ones were taking a look as well

Raccoon portrait

Raccoon portrait

The family that swims together...

The family that swims together...

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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