Freak of nature???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bayouchica, May 22, 2008.

  1. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    We have more than our fair share of coons running around here :mad: Yesterday evening I went out to check on the chickens after lock up.
    I don't have a pic to prove it,but there was a solid colored orangey/red coon out eating some leftover duck food.It was picking the bowl up & it was a coon!!! It had no mask or stripes on it's tail.
    That was a trip [​IMG] It ran off in the woods & hopefully I can get a pic of it one day
    My BIL lives next door to us & he's seen it,so I know I'm not seeing things. [​IMG]
    I guess that happens in nature,something you don't see everyday.
  2. warcard

    warcard Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    SE Indiana
    Albino, although normally they do have a mask and stripes, just orange.
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I have a older black cat who's fur keeps turning deep orange in some places. Supposedly it's a thyroid problem that happens in some dark animals as they age. He has to have kelp in his food to stay black. Mebbe the racoon has a similiar condition.
    Last edited: May 22, 2008
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    We have some blonde coons in our area. I have also seen a white albino one before.

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