Mounted Raccoons, Opossum and Skunk in Canoe
One-of-a-kind and just completed! Magnificent pair of Raccoons, Opossum and Skunk in huge canoe taxidermy mount. These four animals are positioned in a 57" real birch bark canoe. The authentic canoe is sitting on a piece of drift wood. The fur on all four of these animals is thick, soft and beautiful. Detailing is great throughout. Claws are intact. It takes the effort of both raccoons to guide this big, deep canoe. Both have their elaborate oars and are hard at work, as is evident in their serious expressions. Skunk and Opossum are along for the ride. The craftsmanship on this piece of wildlife art earns a rating of "Excellent". What a wonderful gift idea or for a special touch to the setting of the wildlife enthusiast.
Scientific Name: Procyon lotor
Size of display: 57" long x 19" wide x 20" tall
Weight: 25 lbs.
Information About the Raccoon – Procyon lotor
A raccoon taxidermy mount will make a nice wildlife decor piece and conversation starter.
Raccoons are a common sight just about everywhere. An adult raccoon will weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. A characteristic feature of the raccoon is the bandit like, black mask found around the eyes. The coat is grayish brown and the tail has rings of light and dark. They have a dense under fur to protect against the cold. They have extremely agile, sensitive and dexterous front paws, enabling them to grasp and turn knobs and untie knots. The raccoons back legs are longer than the front, making the animal appear hunched as they walk.
The raccoon is native to North America and found throughout the US, with the exception of some desert areas in the southwest. It is also found in parts of southern Canada, Mexico and Central America. Introduced populations are thriving in other parts of the world, such as Russia and Japan. They are adaptable and do well in forests, swamps and cities.
Raccoons are omnivorous and opportunistic, having a varied diet, eating both plants, fruits, insects and smaller mammals and eggs. They are at home along the waters edge, where they easily catch frogs, crayfish and other aquatic animals. They’re destructive to gardens and will raid trash cans when the opportunity arises. Raccoons tend to be nocturnal but it is not uncommon to spot one during the day.