The James River Park System - Richmond, VA

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raccoon
Procyon Iotor
Family: Procyonidae


Omnivore / Prey
Native to Virginia

Raccoon Factsheet


Common Raccoon

raccoons

The common raccoon is a one of the most populous mammals within the James River Park System. Raccoons live in wooded areas and climb trees to escape predators.

Recorded activity in the James River Park

These curious animals may be the most ubiquitous animal in the park. They were caught on video at every camera location -- over and over and over and over..... But they are always fun to watch.


Raccoon young with mother from Friends of James River Park on Vimeo.

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