I took this picture while walking through Corkscrew Sanctuary when this young raccoon was nearby hunting for food. It didn't seem to notice me or so much as pause its activity if he did. That may be the result of being born in an area that sees a good number of people but my experience is that they aren't afraid of people in general.

Raccoons are generally found to be cute animals that, in reality, can be vicious. Having seen their behavior when trapped and knowing of someone who lost a pet cat to one, I always give them their space.

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