Wildlife Gifts for Sale - Paddling Raccoons
Newly completed! Unique Paddling Raccoons Taxidermy Mount. Two full body Raccoons are positioned in a two foot birch bark canoe. The authentic canoe is sitting on a nice piece of weathered wood, which is accented with moss. The raccoon that is sitting in the back of the canoe is the one that is doing the work as he has the paddle in both front paws. The raccoon in front is a little smaller and is acting as the navigator on this journey. He has his left paw on the front of the canoe. Both have very serious expressions. Thick, full pelts with beautiful coloring and great detailing. Their tails are hanging out of the canoe. Claws intact. The craftsmanship on this piece of wildlife art earns a rating of "Excellent".This would make a great gift for that special outdoors person or just to add that little touch to your cabin decor.
Scientific Name: Procyon lotorSize: 24" long x 12" wide x 16" tall
Information About the Raccoon – Procyon lotor
A raccoon taxidermy mount will make a nice wildlife decor piece and conversation starter.
Raccoons are a common sight just about everywhere. An adult raccoon will weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. A characteristic feature of the raccoon is the bandit like, black mask found around the eyes. The coat is grayish brown and the tail has rings of light and dark. They have a dense under fur to protect against the cold. They have extremely agile, sensitive and dexterous front paws, enabling them to grasp and turn knobs and untie knots. The raccoons back legs are longer than the front, making the animal appear hunched as they walk.
The raccoon is native to North America and found throughout the US, with the exception of some desert areas in the southwest. It is also found in parts of southern Canada, Mexico and Central America. Introduced populations are thriving in other parts of the world, such as Russia and Japan. They are adaptable and do well in forests, swamps and cities.
Raccoons are omnivorous and opportunistic, having a varied diet, eating both plants, fruits, insects and smaller mammals and eggs. They are at home along the waters edge, where they easily catch frogs, crayfish and other aquatic animals. They’re destructive to gardens and will raid trash cans when the opportunity arises. Raccoons tend to be nocturnal but it is not uncommon to spot one during the day.