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Raccoons: wits and perserverence

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Raccoons, aka Procyon lotor, which means "like dog and washer", are the up and coming urban neighbors. John Smith first described the them in writing..."There is a beast they call Aroughcun, much like a badger but... useth trees as squirrels doe." PBS Nature had a program last night (Feb 12 2012) Called Raccoon nation. It suggests raccoons may be getting smarting in their co-evolution. If you have heard their mating call or fights -- loud eerie yellowing, then you have...
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