Wayne County, IL



Picture courtesy of Michael J. Von Gebel

These young baby males were accompanied by an older male. They would come down at night to feed on seed and nuts at our feeder.  The one looking at the camera I named Tag a Long.  He kept following me around at night and I had to keep shooing him back with his pack.

Though previously thought to be solitary, there is now evidence that raccoons engage in gender-specific social behavior. Related females often share a common area, while unrelated males live together in groups of up to four animals to maintain their positions against foreign males during the mating season, and other potential invaders.














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