Suburban Wildlife

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winter sightings (Chloe again)

Raccoons don't hibernate, but they do sleep the cold weather away. They store up fat during the late summer and fall. Once the temperature drops below the freezing point the less they will be seen. Torpor sets in until the temperature starts to rise again. They may appear should there be a mid winter thaw. By march the raccoon will feel hungry enough to go looking for food.

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