Posts Tagged ‘raccoons’

Consider This an Invitation to Your New RANDALL MUSEUM – Free Reopening Celebration on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Friday, January 19th, 2018

[UPDATE: A note* on the raccoon.]

All the deets.

“You are invited to the Grand Reopening Celebration Randall Museum Friends and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department are excited to announce the Randall Museum’s Grand Reopening! Join us for the ribbon cutting, free activities, live entertainment and the first chance to see the beautiful new Randall. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with city officials at 10 am. Stay for fun family activities through 2 pm. The museum will stay open until 3 pm. This is a free community event. Limited parking is available and public transportation is encouraged.

February 11 10 am – 2 pm 199 Museum Way San Francisco, CA 94114″

Welcome back, Recology Raccoon:


*See Comments.

“This raccoon was a rescue. He was originally an infant who lost his mother and was sent to a rehabilitation center in Morro Bay. They set him up with similarly aged orphan raccoons and raised them all with the intent of releasing them when they were old enough. At six months they released him on a landowner’s property and within one week he was found shredded by some other animal. His back was mauled, his tail so damaged it had to be amputated, he also lost one of his digits. So, by the time all of his injuries healed the Center at Morro Bay felt he could not be released a second time. They began training him, similar to dog training, so that he could become an animal ambassador.

The Randall Museum had an empty space waiting for a rescued raccoon so they took him in. He will stay at the Randall Museum at the Randall until he dies and the staff takes great pains to enrich his life by training and toys, and replacing live foliage in his exhibit often. He is rarely fed food out of a bowl- they hide his food or make puzzles out it, to keep his interest and intelligence alive.

He was a wild animal that only due to his life circumstances now will spend his life at the museum. And, he actually may help other raccoons to be better understood or at least appreciated. That’s the goal. The staff at the Randall Museum want people to leave knowing more than knew when they came in about nature, animals and how that amazing interaction can be a lifelong exploration.”




Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

I’ll try to pay off on this headline. See?

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And see?

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So what’s a predator? IDK.

Nearby, say within a half-mile or so, we have/had (exotic, red) foxes:

Und coyotes, yah?


I’ve seen these kinds of COYOTE ALERT signs near the PREDATOR STUDY area. Here’s one coyote critter from farther away back in the day, near the Buffalo Paddock:


So those are my guesses. I suppose we could be talking about raccoons and skunks and whatnot as well.

Someday we’ll find out about this PREDATOR STUDY, I’m sure…

Ach du Lieber, Raccoons! A Short Video of Masked Bandits Taking Over Haight Street

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When you’re on Haight Street these days, sure, you expect a parolee to come along to give your noggin a floggin and rip the iPhone from your grasp, you know, something routine like that. 

What you don’t expect is an encounter like this, involving a gaze of brazen raccoons.

Lower Haight Raccoons by Monte Francis:

The Masked Bandits of Golden Gate Park – David Cruz Discovers Baby Raccoons in Golden Gate Park – Great Photo

Monday, October 29th, 2012

David Cruz is at it again.

Young Raccoons – North Lake – Golden Gate Park – San Francisco:

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Snookum Bears, Snookum Bears, Snookum Bears! – South American Coati Enjoy Halloween Pumpkins at Our SF Zoo

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Heretofore, I didn’t know that snookum bears were actual real animals.

Check it:

“Did you know that pumpkins make for great enrichment for our active and curious South American Coati at the San Francisco Zoo? In this video, see them play and enjoy treats, while learning about these adorable creatures. We hope you’ll want to come meet them for yourself! Plan a visit: Voice-over by Tess & Kate Hodges”

In closing, Snookum Bears, Snookum Bears, Snookum Bears!

Loch Ness Has Its Monsters, Anza Vista Has Its Raccoons

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Or maybe this shadowy figure was just a very, very large house cat out on the prowl:

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But please remember that urban raccoons kill more more than urban coyotes

Here’s What It’s Like to Discover a Raccoon Family Living in Your San Francisco Residence – First You See the Eyes

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Like this:

And then the rest:

Those little rascals!

The Masked Bandits of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle: Energetic Raccoon Charges from NoPA to SoPA

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Look at ’em go!

This thing was just a blur shooting by in the dark – I wasn’t sure what it was.

I prefer my critters less squirrelly, like the nice raccoons you’ll find in this outstanding capture from Plomomedia’s Flickr Photostream.



Anyway, I’ve never before seen a raccoon running through the Panhandle…

Good Times: Going Raccoon-Fishing on Treasure Island at Night – You Can Use Teddy Grahams as Bait

Friday, November 4th, 2011

As seen on Halloween Night, 2011:

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Raccoons just love San Francisco. Remember?

“Via the Legion of Honor’s Facebook, comes a link to this outstanding capture from Plomomedia’s Flickr Photostream.


Here it is full-size.

Of course, there are scores of raccoons in the area. But is there a reason that this gaze would congregate at a Yelp-rated #18 46th Ave bus?

Well, if the well-paid gardeners and maintenance workers of Strybing Arboretum carry around cans of catfood for the red foxes, can’t bus operators have a little fun too?”

The Wild Raccoons of San Francisco’s Western Addition Think They Own the Place – Another Sighting on Scott Street

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Not wholly unlike U.S. Army Rangers, the raccoons of San Francisco own the night.

As seen on Scott Street:

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