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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A sore nose

At least two raccoons muddied their paws at the beaver drag, and this one is missing a chunk of its nose.

I am sure it hurts a lot more than those ticks on its ears..

This is clearly a wound and not a runny nose or a natural discoloration and deformity.

Maybe it was acquired in a scrape with another coon, or maybe Br'er Coon's dinner fought back.

By comparison, this young fellow shows what a healthy nose should look like.


Joe said...

Ouch!! That had to hurt.

Anonymous said...

Aaaw, poor little guy... Marilyn