Saturday, August 10, 2013

Raccoon Fight in a Tree

On 6 August 2013 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, from around 5:30 am until 7 am, the following two raccoons decided to have an epic fight. The area is full of raccoons and fights do at times break out, but I’ve never seen one in a tree during the day and thought it was worth documenting.

During this one and a half hours battle, the raccoons would go at it for a few minutes, than break. The raccoon with no tail would move back, sometimes disappearing in the tree, giving the appearance that he was leaving. The raccoon with the tail that was pinned down at the end of the branch would then slowly try to make his way out of a very dangerous spot to only meet fierce resistance from the no tail raccoon.

An hour and a half later, the battle ended and both raccoons went their separate ways. As far as I could tell, the only damage done was that most of the neighbourhood was rudely awakened in the wee hours of the morning by some serious raccoon screams.

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