Raccoon Eating Frog Legs

I photographed this Raccoon Eating Frog Legs at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Raccoon Eating Frog Legs
Raccoon Eating Frog Legs

Raccoon Eating Facts

  • The raccoon is an omnivorous animal which has a diet consisting of 60% invertebrates, 30% plant matter, and 10% vertebrates.
  • It has adapted to life on the ground by being primarily nocturnal (active at night) foraging for food in the water and on land.
  • It is one of the most adaptable creatures, which can be found all over North America. They are also known as “trash pandas” because they will eat just about anything.
  • This animal is quite clever and can get into things that are out of reach for other animals, such as bird feeders.
  • It will usually eat the invertebrate whole or crush it with its teeth before swallowing in order to extract all of the juices from it. The only time when the animal will chew is if it needs to break down a larger insect in order to swallow it whole.

How I Got The Photo:

This Raccoon was near the Four Corners parking area on the side of the road.

The Refuge mowed the side of the road and the mower ran over a frog that [Read More…]

2022-12-30T15:36:08-06:00July 29, 2021|Categories: Raccoons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Raccoon Eating Frog Legs

Raccoon With Four Little Ones

I photographed this Raccoon With Four Little Ones at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Raccoons With Four Little Ones
Raccoon With Four Little Ones

A litter of two to five young is usually born. Litter size varies greatly depending on habitat. Larger litters are more likely in locations where there is a high risk of mortality, such as from hunting or harsh winters.

How I Got The Photo: Raccoon With Four Little Ones

This family of Raccoons were near Miner’s Cove, which is north of the Four Corners Intersection.

I was hand-holding my camera and lens while standing outside my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 22, 2021 (7:46 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • SO: 6400 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continues Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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2022-12-30T15:39:09-06:00July 28, 2021|Categories: Raccoons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Raccoon With Four Little Ones

Raccoon With Cinnamon-colored Tail

I have photographed a cinnamon-colored Raccoon before (Cinnamon Raccoon In Oklahoma and Cinnamon Raccoon Moving Through Brush). This is the first time seeing a Raccoon with just a cinnamon-colored tail. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Raccoon With Cinnamon-colored Tail
Raccoon With Cinnamon-colored Tail

How I Got The Photo: Raccoon With Cinnamon-colored Tail

This Raccoon had a young Raccoon with her, and they were near the curve west of the 4-way intersection. 

I had my camera resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens:  EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: July 3, 2021 (9:00 A.M.)
  • Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 16000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
2022-12-30T19:14:35-06:00July 21, 2021|Categories: Raccoons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Raccoon With Cinnamon-colored Tail

A Tired Mom Raccoon

I photographed this Mom Raccoon over a three-day period. This was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I didn’t notice until the second day that she had a baby Raccoon with her.

Tired Raccoon
Tired Raccoon
Tired Raccoon #2
Tired Raccoon #2
Raccoon With Young
Raccoon With Young

How I Got The Photo: A Tired Mom Raccoon

I was parked on the side of the auto tour road with my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5                            
  • Lens: Canon EF 800 mm f/11 

Technical: First Photo

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: June 9 and 12, 2021
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 5000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Continuous Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0
  • Focal Length: 800 mm
  • Processed With Luminar

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2023-01-25T00:58:46-06:00June 13, 2021|Categories: Raccoons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Tired Mom Raccoon

Cinnamon Raccoon Moving Through Brush

I photographed this Cinnamon Raccoon at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was walking on the side of the road heading to a pool of water. I was able to get a few quick photos before it disappeared into the thick brush. I did get a glimpse of it a few minutes later looking for food in the water.

Cinnamon Raccoon #2
Cinnamon Raccoon #2

How I Got The Shot: Cinnamon Raccoon Moving Through Brush

I had my camera and lens resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: April 26, 2018 (10:52 A. M.)
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/320
  • ISO: 640
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2023-01-25T02:28:20-06:00May 24, 2021|Categories: Raccoons|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Cinnamon Raccoon Moving Through Brush
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