Raccoon | Amazing Animals


NARRATOR: AND NOW
IT’S TIME FOR SOME MORE
“AMAZING ANIMALS!”NUMBER 160.THE AMAZING RACCOON!THIS RASCALLY LITTLE MAMMAL
IS EXTREMELY ADAPTABLE…
RACCOONS ARE VERY GOOD AT
LIVING AMONGST US BUT THEY
ALSO LIVE WILD THROUGHOUT
NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
THEY’RE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A
LARGE CAT BUT THEY’RE MORE
RELATED TO BEARS!RACCOON: AND YOU CAN’T “BEAR”
IT WHEN I STEAL YOUR FOOD!NARRATOR: BABY RACCOONS
DON’T LEAVE THE DEN FOR THE
FIRST FEW MONTHS.RACCOON BABY:
MMM, PIZZZZZA!NARRATOR: EIGHT WEEKS
LATER, IT’S TIME TO LEAVE!
RACCOON KID: MOM, WE’RE
LATE FOR THE PICNIC AND I’VE GOT DUMPSTER
DIVING AT 5:00!NARRATOR: RACCOONS
ARE INCREDIBLY AGILE!
RACCOON KID:
I’VE GOT THIS… OK, I HAVEN’T GOT THIS…NARRATOR: MOST OF THE TIME!THEY HAVE AMAZING PAWS
THAT HAVE HIGHLY SENSITIVE
TOUCH RECEPTORS.RACCOON: YES, WE’VE GOT A
GOOD “HAND-LE” ON THINGS…[LAUGHS].NARRATOR: RACCOONS ARE
“OPPORTUNISTIC OMNIVORES.”
RACCOON: HEY QUIT
TRASH TALKING ME!NARRATOR: IT MEANS THEY
WILL PRETTY MUCH EAT ANYTHING!
RACCOON: ACTUALLY THAT’S
TRUE BUT IT’S YOUR FAULT FOR LEAVING THE
STUFF LYING AROUND! WE DON’T WANT TO WASTE IT!NARRATOR: AND
SPEAKING OF WASTE…
RACCOONS COMMUNICATE BY
MARKING THEIR TERRITORY
WITH THEIR POOP…GROSS, NOT ON THE ROOF![RACCOON KID LAUGHS].BUT THE MAIN AIM IS TO
STUFF YOURSELF SILLY BEFORE
THE WINTER HITS!RACCOON: OHH WHOOPS! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? AND THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN! HIGH 5!NARRATOR: THEY NEED THE
FOOD TO BUILD UP BODY FAT TO
MAKE IT THROUGH THE WINTER!RACCOON: MMM PIZZAS. MMM HOT DOGS. MMMM PASS THE KETCHUP. MMM [FARTS], MMM SORRY!NARRATOR: WE SEE THEM AS
“BACKYARD BANDITS” BUT THE
RACCOON REALLY IS
AN AMAZING ANIMAL!

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