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20 April 2009 @ 01:12 pm
Do raccoons kind of bunch up when they walk, so their back is higher than their head?  
If so, I saw a raccoon Thursday night on Old Knoxville Highway, on my way home from teaching the CAP class. If not, then it might have been a cat. But a cat with a strange walk and a ringed tail.

I did not hit it, whatever it was. This is good.
 
 
 
guppiecatguppiecat on April 20th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is how raccoons walk.
Fat Fred the Otter and Skippy: iotterfatfred on April 20th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)

The ones I have seen do have a tendency to "lumber". Yes.
Jim Hetleyjhetley on April 20th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yes. They also "scuttle."
margdean56margdean56 on April 20th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Remember that they're related to bears... :)
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on April 21st, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
They often do. They can walk in other ways, too, but that's probably the most common.

I find them adorable. They are really rather clumsy for an arboreal creature, though. . . I feel a little nervous for them when I watch them climb trees.
Maggiesillymagpie on April 21st, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Yep, that's a raccoon. I once saw a family of raccoons run across a road that way. I think it's very cute.