Raccoon Eating Frog Legs

By | July 29, 2021

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 this Raccoon located.

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 (9:26 A.M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • ISO: 3200 (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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