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Raccoon thread

Frank Gulotta

Send us your floppy
Free raccoons goddammit!
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Sam Akuchin Wamm

Well-Known Member
you might not be that far from the truth here.

primates are known to ride the back of hogs so as to scare away threats and have the pig hunt for food for them.

raccoons also have opposable thimbs and can climb almost as easily as a monkey.

it kinda makes sense they would have done the same.
 

Yastreb

Well-Known Member
you might not be that far from the truth here.

primates are known to ride the back of hogs so as to scare away threats and have the pig hunt for food for them.

raccoons also have opposable thimbs and can climb almost as easily as a monkey.

it kinda makes sense they would have done the same.
No, actually they don't have opposable thumbs:

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Raccoons still have very good hands, probably the best you will find outside primates. Thay are also really intelligent.

Meanwhile: 'Masked bandits': Raccoons break into bank in California
 

Sam Akuchin Wamm

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Yakamaru

Autumn Wolf
Lol, I was gonna tag our lovely @Punji in this thread, but seems he was already aware of it.

You're beautiful
You're beautiful, it's truuue
When I saw your face
In a trashy place~
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Yastreb

Well-Known Member
the topmost digit can rotate which makes it opposable

Not according to Wikipedia.
The raccoon's paws lack an opposable thumb; thus, it does not have the agility of the hands of primates.[101][103]
Their references are "MacClintock, Dorcas (1981). A Natural History of Raccoons" and "Zeveloff, Samuel I. (2002). Raccoons: A Natural History".

But I suppose there are different leves of opposability.
 
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Seph

Feeling double cheeked up right now
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