Friday, May 18, 2012

Racoon communion

From our "Aren't all mammals really just kissin' cousins?" file: if you've ever had the chance to observe racoon behavior in the wild, or even, say, in your own backyard (which is pretty much the same thing), you can't have helped but notice how intelligent, resourceful, and just plain adorable they are. You can see the smarts in their eyes. Forget that they sometimes carry rabies. They're especially endearing when two of them encounter each other in the same tree. The ensuing conversation can be viewed here. You'll see why people used to turn them into hats. Turn up the volume.

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