Raccoons

Permits

Table of Contents Study Individuals Study IACUC Florida State exemption letter Expires on July 31, 2019 Need to submit letter requesting renewal within 60 days of the expiration date. DEA License Issued November 21, 2017 Complete inventory at least once every two years Refer to the immobilization section for more information on DEA requirements DEA Certificate of Registration July 31, 2018 Permit from Trapping Site- Tree Tops: Permit number ES2017-017 Expires on December 2018 Individuals AALAS Training Two mandatory trainings: “Working With The IACUC (Ag and Wildlife Version” and “Pain Management in Laboratory Animals” Log in the AALAS Learning Library (with your Gatorlink username and password) Click on the AALAS Login button which will send you directly to the AALAS website.

Raccoon Field Guide

Sources

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.…