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Raccoon skeleton

After cleaning the raccoon skeleton, several bones were missing it was not possible for a skeleton to be reconstructed…

Cleaning raccoon bones

In this post we present a guide on how to clean and process bones of dead animals. Be sure you are aware of your local laws which may prevent collection of certain species, and use gloves and protective gear when handling carcasses…

Raccoon tracks

Often we do not see the raccoons themselves, but we see their tracks! Here are some of our top raccoon tracks…

Raccoon January field season

We will be starting our fifth raccoon field session in a few short weeks from the nights of 13 till 17 January. Would you like to volunteer and get valuable experience with wildlife? Contact us!

Raccoon project: October field season is over!

As October ends, so does our latest raccoon trapping session. It did not feel much like Fall, with humidity reaching 95% and temperatures similar to July. However, this does not seem to bother the raccoons…

Raccoon October field season

We will be starting our fourth raccoon field session in a few short weeks from the nights of 14 till 18 October. Would you like to volunteer and get valuable experience with wildlife? Contact us!

Retrieving the Collar from Sleepy Hollow the Raccoon

It was finally time to retrieve the last collar from the April raccoon session, which was carried around by Sleepy Hollow the Raccoon. With the help of the last GPS locations, and the VHF beacon embedded in the collar, we went to a likely spot for the collar. Everything indicated that the collar was near, but we just could not see it.…

Raccoon project: July field season is over!

Raccoon season is over! Thirteen raccoons captured this time, and only one recapture, not counting possums, mosquitoes, and one python! Check out all the details!

Collecting GPS Data from Arya the Raccoon

Monitoring raccoons with GPS collars is fun, but also challenging! Sometimes it is difficult to get a signal from the GPS collar to our base station to download data. This was the case with Arya the raccoon, who we had not gotten a download from since June 1st

Collecting GPS Data from Ma Barker the Raccoon

Our project is studying raccoons in south Florida. We are starting our study in Tree Tops Park. For now, our biggest focus is on home ranges of raccoons, which we monitor with GPS collars. Normally, Ma Barker is an easy raccoon to find…