22 Feb '12, 8pm

Raccoon invasion! Masked bandits are taking over our cities

Raccoon invasion! Masked bandits are taking over our cities

Meet your new neighbor. He's got lots of friends. (Photo by Pip R. Lagenta.) Raccoons are going to take over the earth. Or at least move into your apartment. OK, they probably aren’t, but that was the impression I got while watching the Nature documentary Raccoon Nation , which I caught one recent night on PBS. (You can watch it here .) The premise of the show is that urban habitats could actually be making raccoons smarter. Omnivorous, curious, intelligent, and super-adaptable, raccoons are turning out to be really good at overcoming every challenge that people throw at them. Cities are like giant playgrounds for them, filled with puzzles that they can solve with surprising ease — and learn from in the process. In Brooklyn, N.Y., where I live, one family came downstairs in the morning to find a dead raccoon wedged in their silverware drawer. The resulting picture (yikes) ...

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