Sunday, February 14, 2010

Raccoons at Water's Edge

Lars took these at Delaney two days ago. Raccoon comes from an Algonquian word meaning “he who scratches his hands.” In Europe it’s a “wash bear” (waschbär in German, vaskebjørn in Danish and Norwegian, tvättbjörn in Swedish and wasbeer in Dutch. The second photo reminds me of dinosaur tracks in Western MA.

1 comment:

  1. Nice 'coon tracks, Lars. Are you comparing them with the Route 5 tracks in Holyoke, or those from the fabulous Nash Dino Land in South Hadley?