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  • Crab-eating
  • The Crab-eating Raccoon is distributed from southern Costa Rica to northern Argentina (east border of the Andes), on Trinidad, and possibly on a number of other Caribbean islands. (iucnredlist.org)
  • The Crab-eating Raccoon is naturally rare in some areas of its range and it does not seem as adaptable to human activity as is the Northern Raccoon, although it is probably stable throughout South America where viable areas exist. (iucnredlist.org)
  • In the zone of geographic overlap with the Northern Raccoon, the latter is found in mangrove swamps while the Crab-eating Raccoon is found along inland rivers (Emmons and Feer 1990). (iucnredlist.org)
  • No official protection is given to Crab-eating Raccoon throughout most of its range (de la Rosa and Nocke 2000), however, its range does overlap with a number of protected areas. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Furthermore, it is still hunted by the islanders for food and is threatened by the reported introduction of the crab-eating raccoon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Velvet Raccoon
  • While Muzik Dizcovery's Casey Whitman wrote "Velvet Raccoon is hard to classify and unconventional, but the band has made an enormous leap, blowing away even my high expectations. (wikipedia.org)
  • The album contains all of the tracks from Velvet Raccoon performed acoustically, supplemented by poetry inspired by the album. (wikipedia.org)
  • Released on June 19th, Naked Raccoon brings the curtain down on a full year of recording and touring under the ten tracks that we first heard on the plugged-in big brother, Velvet Raccoon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bahaman
  • The assumption that its occurrence on the Bahamas is the result of a human-sponsored introduction just a few centuries ago is supported by the fact that the Bahaman raccoon seems to be closely related to the Guadeloupe raccoon found on Guadeloupe, an archipelago nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) away. (wikipedia.org)
  • rabies
  • No one is certain exactly what is causing the weird-ass behavior, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the raccoons may be suffering from a disease called distemper, rather than rabies. (wcsx.com)
  • The discoveries last week bring to eight the number of rabid raccoons found in the county this year and puts Orange ahead of the state in reported rabies cases. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Here is the tricky part: City law dictates that any captured raccoon must be killed in a humane fashion, because raccoons are known to carry rabies. (nytimes.com)
  • Officials at the department, which has licensed around 100 trappers in the city, said local health departments have jurisdiction over raccoons and other rabies-carrying species. (nytimes.com)
  • Carl Banas
  • Len Carlson - Bert Raccoon Michael Magee - Cyril Sneer / Snag Carl Banas - Schaeffer Sharon Lewis - Broo Tammy Bourne - Julie Hadley Kay - Tommy Kevin Gillis - Dan the Forest Ranger (uncredited) A soundtrack album was released in 1984 to coincide with the special. (wikipedia.org)
  • populations
  • Raccoon dogs ( Nyctereutes procyonoides ) are native to east Asia, where their populations are actually declining, but they have made themselves right at home across Scandinavia and continental Europe. (theregister.co.uk)
  • Distemper often decimates raccoon populations when they get too large, and Patt Dorsey, with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, says pet owners should ensure their dogs and cats are vaccinated. (durangoherald.com)
  • When raccoon populations get extremely high there can be outbreaks of distemper, Dorsey said. (durangoherald.com)
  • Raccoon populations do very well in urban areas, primarily due to hunting and trapping restrictions, a general lack of predators, and an abundance of available human food. (pbs.org)
  • Apart from the fact that the Guadeloupe raccoon has been chosen as an emblematic species for Guadeloupe National Park, no conservation efforts have been made to protect these populations from extinction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Native East Asian raccoon dog populations have declined in recent years due to hunting, fur trade, urbanization, the increase of animals associated with human civilization (such as pets and abandoned animals) and diseases that may be transmitted between them. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • Historically found in forests, wetlands and along river and stream corridors, the highly adaptable Raccoon has learned to thrive in close proximity to humans. (paws.org)
  • Raccoons in areas not encroached upon by humans typically sleep in tree cavities or in abandoned dens created by other species. (reference.com)
  • Although this parasite is relatively harmless to the raccoon, serious illness can occur in humans when infective eggs are accidentally ingested. (washoecounty.us)
  • This assumption was supported by a study of its morphological and genetic analysis in 2003 by Kristofer M. Helgen and Don E. Wilson, which indicated that the Barbados raccoon was introduced by humans just a few centuries ago. (wikipedia.org)
  • Roundworm
  • Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) is a common intestinal parasite of raccoon and is a cause of a fatal nervous system disease in wild animals. (mass.gov)
  • Raccoon roundworm is not new and its occurrence in raccoons ranges from 40-60% in adults and 90-95% in juveniles. (mass.gov)
  • Raccoon roundworm begins when an egg is deposited by an adult worm living in the intestine of an infected raccoon. (mass.gov)
  • The eggs of the raccoon roundworm are some of the most resistant parasites known. (mass.gov)
  • Another worry is the parasitic raccoon roundworm that can cause serious or fatal diseases in pets and people. (durangoherald.com)
  • Raccoon roundworm, known scientifically as Baylisascaris procyonis , is a parasitic infection that has gained some attention in the U.S. as a source of human disease. (washoecounty.us)
  • The Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program (VBDPP) staff have determined that the raccoon roundworm parasite is present in raccoons living in the Truckee Meadows (see surveillance activities). (washoecounty.us)
  • 1996
  • In 1996, the Barbados raccoon was classified as extinct by the IUCN since its last sighting occurred in 1964, when one specimen was killed by a car on a road near Bathsheba. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nyctereutes
  • Not to be confused with Raccoon or Coonhound The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides, from the Greek words nukt-, "night" + ereutēs, "wanderer" + prokuōn, "before-dog" [but in New Latin used to mean "raccoon"] + -oidēs, "similar to"), also known as the mangut (its Evenki name) or tanuki (its Japanese name), is a canid indigenous to East Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1985
  • The Raccoons began life as three television specials and one direct to video special: Sixty episodes were broadcast between 1985 and 1991. (wikipedia.org)
  • opportunistic
  • Being opportunistic omnivores , Raccoons will eat just about anything, but they are fond of creatures found in water including crayfish, crabs, frogs and fish. (paws.org)
  • The raccoon is an omnivorous and opportunistic eater, with its diet determined heavily by its environment. (pbs.org)
  • barns
  • however, farmers' barns aided raccoons' range extension into the north by providing them shelter during the winter. (reference.com)
  • Barns have aided their northern migration, offering refuge from cold northern winters, and now, raccoons have been found as far north as Alaska. (pbs.org)
  • food and shelter
  • The most effective way to deal with Raccoons is to modify your property so that they will not be attracted to sources of food and shelter you have created. (paws.org)
  • Because raccoons can find food and shelter in a couple of city blocks, Dorsey said, they re not going to travel a lot. (durangoherald.com)
  • trappers
  • But many trappers, as well as homeowners who do the job themselves, say they transport raccoons to parks or wilderness areas and set them free instead, because they don't have the heart to do what is legally required. (nytimes.com)
  • Indeed, many of the trappers who were interviewed expressed misgivings about exterminating healthy raccoons - displaying an empathy they did not feel for, say, roaches or bedbugs. (nytimes.com)
  • A spokesman for the city's health department said trappers were not permitted to release raccoons caught on a homeowner's property elsewhere, "and if they are doing it, they're doing it illegally. (nytimes.com)
  • 1934
  • Two breeding pairs of raccoons were released outside Kassel, Germany, in 1934, with the authorisation of Hermann Göring's Reich Forestry Office, with spectacular results. (theregister.co.uk)
  • A post office called Raccoon opened in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1934. (wikipedia.org)
  • Barbados
  • Considering its small range, the Barbados raccoon was most likely never numerous except for the southern parts of the island. (wikipedia.org)
  • carnivores
  • Even though Raccoons are classified as carnivores, in most systems plant foods constitute the majority of their diet in all four seasons. (paws.org)
  • Raccoons have very good hearing and have excellent night vision, but their extremely sensitive sense of touch is what sets them apart from other carnivores. (paws.org)
  • rabid
  • Right now, the city removes raccoons only if the animals are thought to be rabid. (nytimes.com)
  • Orange County health officials slapped an indefinite quarantine on pets Monday on 15 square miles in the Winter Park area after the discovery of two more rabid raccoons, including one ''that was crazier than a hoot owl. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Williams, of animal control, said a rabid raccoon captured last Tuesday was so vicious it broke off its teeth trying to bite through the metal cage of a department truck. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • My Lord, I was within 3 feet of this rabid raccoon,'' said Patterson, 62, of 1313 Richmond Drive. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Bert
  • Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, a trio of raccoons (married couple Ralph and Melissa and their friend Bert) prepare their home, The Raccoondominium, for Christmas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Immediately afterwards, a NASA space shuttle lands outside the cabin, piloted by Bert Raccoon, who takes the two dogs to a dance party elsewhere in the forest, with the rest of their friends attending (along with Cyril's workers). (wikipedia.org)
  • Bert, Ralph, Melissa, Bentley and Lisa Raccoon from The Raccoons by Hinton Animation Studios. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wildlife
  • Patt Dorsey, the Durango-based area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, wouldn t doubt it because the raccoon adapts easily to urban life. (durangoherald.com)
  • It s illegal in Colorado to keep wildlife, including raccoons, as a pet, Dorsey said. (durangoherald.com)
  • Public lands, excluding MDWFP Wildlife Management Areas, where the governmental agency charged with the management of said lands has not passed laws or regulations prohibiting the training of raccoon dogs. (mdwfp.com)
  • If a resident considers a raccoon on their property to be a nuisance, they should contact a licensed wildlife removal service or licensed private trapper," Susan Craig, a spokeswoman for the health department, said in a statement. (nytimes.com)
  • But these are city raccoons that tend to make a U-turn for civilization when dropped off in nature, said Stanley D. Gehrt, a wildlife ecologist at Ohio State University who has studied urban raccoons for two decades. (nytimes.com)
  • A special license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is required to remove "nuisance wildlife" such as raccoons. (nytimes.com)
  • Schaeffer
  • However, Cyril loses the Raccoons' tree and Tommy, Julie, and Schaeffer find it and take it home. (wikipedia.org)
  • While Tommy and Julie go out, leaving Schaeffer alone in the cabin, the Raccoons sneak inside and find the Raccoondominium decorated with ornaments, tinsel, and lights. (wikipedia.org)
  • As Melissa tries to get their Christmas stockings back, Schaeffer wakes up from his nap and chases the Raccoons through the forest. (wikipedia.org)
  • As Cyril and Cedric head out to cut down the rest of the trees in the forest, the Raccoons and Schaeffer catch the two Sneers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Suddenly, Schaeffer, Julie and Tommy see outside the window the Raccoons settling in a newly re-planted tree nearby. (wikipedia.org)
  • Schaeffer, the old sheepdog, goes down to the lake, where he and his friends The Raccoons are playing hockey. (wikipedia.org)
  • However the Raccoons and Schaeffer continue to practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • dens
  • Raccoons make dens in hollow trees, rock crevices, or burrows dug by other animals, and in storm sewers, crawl spaces, chimneys and attics. (paws.org)
  • Raccoons do not dig their own dens, so they have even been known to sleep on the bare ground during the spring and summer. (reference.com)
  • Cyril
  • But as Cyril and his construction crew are ready to build, the Raccoons and their friends stop them in their tracks. (wikipedia.org)
  • What agreed Cyril trains his Bears for the game and the Raccoons ask Cedric to play on their side, which Cedric agrees to. (wikipedia.org)
  • As they train, Cedric shows great hockey talent, but Cyril spies on the Raccoons and he is displeased with his son siding with the Raccoons. (wikipedia.org)
  • A moment later, they are almost caught by Cyril, who claims he can hear other voices and angrily threatens his son not to go anywhere near the Raccoons again. (wikipedia.org)
  • tropics
  • Originally raccoons lived in the tropics where they could be found foraging along riverbanks. (pbs.org)
  • parasite
  • The presence of raccoons not an imminent threat as far as exposure to this parasite, rather it is the presence of feces and contaminated nesting material. (mass.gov)
  • separates
  • Sweden is bracing for an amphibious assault by a considerable force of raccoon dogs and raccoons, poised to cross the Öresund strait which separates the country from neighbouring Denmark. (theregister.co.uk)
  • A mother usually separates from other raccoons to raise her young alone. (pbs.org)
  • cubs
  • A perceived over-abundance of raccoons could simply be kits or cubs, as they re called, leaving their mother and dispersing, part of normal raccoon migrations. (durangoherald.com)
  • hind legs
  • Because its hind legs are longer than the front legs, a raccoon often appears hunched when they walk or run. (pbs.org)
  • adult
  • Young raccoons become infected by ingesting eggs that are present in contaminated areas around den sites and adult raccoons become infected by eating intermediate hosts (mice, rats, chipmunks, weasels, woodchucks, squirrels, birds, rabbits) that have the larvae encysted in their tissue. (mass.gov)
  • wash
  • Raccoons are often seen rolling their prey around in the water, but contrary to popular belief, Raccoons do not wash their food before eating it. (paws.org)
  • range
  • These raccoons are so extremely endangered because of their small geographic range. (wikipedia.org)
  • This male role is very significant, as demonstrated by early releases in 1928 of pregnant females without males resulting in very limited success at introduction, while later releases of pairs from 1929 until the 1960s resulted in the raccoon dog's now extensive introduced European range. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1940s
  • Raccoons dramatically increased in density beginning in the 1940s with a concomitant increase in distribution. (paws.org)
  • The raccoon dog was introduced into Latvia in the 1940s, and rapidly invaded neighbouring countries, penetrating as far south as Italy. (theregister.co.uk)