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Why would a raccoon hold its ground in the middle of the road with oncoming traffic?

In UK rabbits exhibit this behaviour (no raccoons here). They become mesmerised by the headlights. It's not so much an act of defiance but confusion. There are even idioms (from Farlex) like a rabbit ...
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Why would a raccoon hold its ground in the middle of the road with oncoming traffic?

What would possess a small animal to hold its ground as a giant object barrels towards it? Some kind of illness or injury. The racoon in your video did not appear to be injured. The raccoon's ...
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Do backyard birds prefer birdbaths with moving water?

I know I'm a little late to the party but I had the same question and could not find an answer either so I tried a little experiment. We have a bird bath and we put a heater/fountain device out this ...
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Which animals would kill porcupines?

People. The most likely case is that the porcupine was first hit by a car or shot by a hunter and was then scavenged by a coyote. The coyote would drag it away from the initial killing to a more ...
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Do backyard birds prefer birdbaths with moving water?

I have a three-tiered fountain. A gentle flow comes out of thick cement ornament at the top, fills a mid-level shallow cement saucer, and then sprinkles into a 3” deep plastic base tray. Birds use all ...
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How should I position my hummingbird feeders to attract the most birds?

One thing to consider is how territorial (or not) the hummingbirds in your area are. The Anna's Hummingbirds that we have in western Washington (USA) are reputed to be very territorial. From what I've ...
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