Photo of the Week – Stanley Park Scoundrel

Raccoon
Raccoon
Procyon lotor, Procyonidae
Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
April 4, 2015

Above we see a member of the panhandling family of Raccoons that hang out near the east end of Lost Lagoon. They are fed often enough (despite signs warning of $5000 fine) that they have completely lost their fear of humans and will approach people closely looking for a handout. This feeding is so regular that they have adapted to being day active, despite being primarily nocturnal, to take better advantage of this free lunch.

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