I was driving along the auto tour road at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I saw something that made me laugh out loud. There, on its back in the grass, was a raccoon grooming itself. It was so relaxed and unconcerned about my presence that it didn’t even flinch when I stuck my camera and lens out the window and took a photo.

A Lounging Raccoon

A Lounging Raccoon

I’ve always found raccoons to be funny animals. They’re so clever and resourceful, and they always seem to be up to something. This particular raccoon was no exception. It was taking its time, carefully grooming its fur with its paws. It was like it was saying, “I’m not going anywhere. You can just sit there and watch me if you want.”

But here’s the thing – Raccoons are more than just cute, furry little animals. Did you know that they’re actually pretty darn smart? In fact, they’re known for their problem-solving skills, which makes sense when you think about how they manage to get into our trash cans despite our best efforts to keep them out.

Here Are Some More Unique Facts About Raccoons:

  • Raccoons are omnivores, which means they eat both plants and animals. They are known for their love of garbage, but they will also eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, insects, and small mammals.
  • Raccoons are very adaptable animals. They can live in a variety of habitats, including forests, urban areas, and even deserts.
  • Raccoons are very social animals. They live in groups called “bands” that can range in size from a few individuals to several dozen.
  • Raccoons are very playful animals. They enjoy climbing, playing games, and chasing each other.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post about raccoons. They are fascinating creatures that are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 22, 2022 (06:55 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation:  0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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