Crayfish are very popular with raccoons!  They are the perfect raccoon-sized lobster. Remember those drawings in nature books of raccoons washing their food in the river? Raccoons really are into cleanliness. They eat their dinner at a different location on our boardwalk every evening. Since they don’t clean up after themselves, I get to examine the left-overs every morning. Recently I realized I had proof that there are at least 2 raccoons who eat on the boardwalk. One only eats the crayfish tail. He is the picky eater. Claws, legs and backs remain totally untouched.  The other raccoon hardly even leaves any shell.


That raccoon and I have a lot in common so I think it is a ‘she’! How much of a lobster do you eat? I just went down to the boardwalk to check what’s there this morning. Here’s Picky! He even left part of the tail this time!


Here’s Piggy!

Raccoons are omnivores. They climb the tree to get persimmons. Whoever ate this one must have been pretty full!


But who is this? Tail and claws eaten but back and legs left. #3?!


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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