Ready Made Raccoon Homes

Raccoon in a dead cypress tree cavity, Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. March 7, 2017. © Please don’t steal my images. Download and use legally from

Excerpt from the 1926 History of the Okefenokee Swamp by AS McQueen and Hamp Mizell:

“There are literally thousands of raccoons in the Okefenokee Swamp, for this place is ideal for their propagation. The wide, open prairies, covered with shallow water, that is infested with millions of frogs and other animals dear to the raccoon, and the dense, wide bays with innumerable large hollow trees ‘ready-made’ homes, make it a most attractive place as a home for ‘coon.”

iNaturalist observation:

McQueen, A.S. and Hamp Mizell. History of the Okefenokee Swamp. 1926. Reprinted by Charlton County Historical Society, Georgia

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