Monday, March 30, 2015
I found a raccoon carcass in the woods and moved it to a good camera trap location. The scientist in me put it on the camera side of the log so I could record any mice that might eat it. The photographer in me wishes it was on the other side of the log. This raccoon died of natural causes (?) and was not eaten by the coyote. I question natural causes because I have found 4 dead raccoons in the same area since Christmas. My guess is distemper or another cause related to interaction with domestic cats or dogs. This raccoon had been living in a nearby tree and I was excited to get it coming and going with young ones in the scene, maybe next year.