Plain text indicates the location (see corresponding red arrow) of the animal(s) in image; bold text indicates the basis of the identification of the animal(s).
1 – Directly behind pile, facing away from camera. [Single raccoon: this blurred view of the animal’s rear shows the ringed tail diagnostic of the raccoon and the arched gray back.]
2 – On front margin of image, facing pile. [Single raccoon: this somewhat blurred view of the posterior and right side shows the base of the ringed tail, arched grizzled back, and dark ear base contrasting with lighter ear tip, all features characteristic of a raccoon.]
3 – On front margin of image, facing pile. [Single raccoon: this view of the rear shows the diagnostic ringed tail and arched grizzled back of a raccoon.]
4 – Behind pile to right, moving to right. [Single raccoon: this blurred, lateral view shows the black mask and ringed tail indicative of the raccoon.]
5 – On pile, facing away from camera (one), behind pile to right facing away from camera (three). [Four raccoons (likely a mother with three offspring): the diagnostic ringed tail is visible on all individuals.]
6 – On pile, facing away from camera. [One raccoon: the orientation of this animal’s body provides a challenging image. The animal is partially reclined with posterior to left and neck to right. Both these regions show the characteristic grizzled fur. Additionally, the raccoon’s typical black ear base and contrasting lighter ear tips are seen.]