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I’m talking animals, not a “Wild and Crazy Life” which I also have, but that is for another time.

Anyway, my son took this photo the first night we were in the States.  What is it?

 

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A raccoon, of course!  Neato!!  Plus we heard an owl hooting, plus during the day there were plenty of squirrels.

 

In Japan, in contrast, we have seen monkey and this animal:  http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8F%E3%82%AF%E3%83%93%E3%82%B7%E3%83%B3  haku bishin (masked palm civit)  Totally different wildlife, man!   I have yet to see a bear, but my husband’s bullet train was stopped in Northern Japan by a family of bears that were on the tracks.   Perhaps they were waiting for a train to Tokyo?