Raccoon Nation

Raccoon Nation

DVD - 2011
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With their agile little hands, raccoons have become the urban bandits we love and hate. In the past 70 years, their population has exploded in North American cities, and interaction with humans is making them smarter -- maybe even pushing them down a new evolutionary path. Using high-definition, infrared cameras that turn pitch dark into daylight, The Nature of Things achieves something that has never been done before: it intimately follows a family of urban raccoons over the course of six months. Under the watchful eye of their mother, the young grow, develop and learn to navigate the raccoon capital of the world, Toronto.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, c2011
ISBN: 9781608836291
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.7632 RAC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Nature. Raccoon nation


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some think they're cute, but I am here to tell you, they're bastards. they watch you more acutely than guard dogs, and their sense of timing is impeccable. they're brave, also, and they make better homeless people than homeless people. they don't know the meaning of "guilt complex", they will be with us until the nuclear catastrophe. they function in a pack. they are less lethal than packs of wolves. look what we did to wolves, and bison. could we do that to raccoons? they have hands that are miniatures of ours. it'd be like killing yourselves. god forbid. God forbid that. GOD is. P.S. they sleep at night in trees with large branches and when they find a squirrel family up there it is heartbreaking to hear that audio. they don't sound cute then. but, then, squirrels are rodents. it's not cool to identify with rodents (roasted rat, anyone?).

Dec 11, 2017

VERY GOOD 2011 PBS Nature episode about the urbanization of raccoons and how they manage to live in cities. Apparently Toronto, Canada has largest population.

Apr 20, 2015

Insightful documentary about an exceptionally clever, if sometimes exasperating and destructive, wild resident of urban areas. Very entertaining.

Oct 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable documentary about the lives of raccoons. Very interesting to note of how our attempts at keeping them out of our trash bins and attics are, in fact, helping them evolve as an intelligent species by forcing them to become more creative and resourceful. Wonderful science, interesting facts, great "hidden video" scenes, and c'mon, admit it....raccoons are just plain adorable! :)

Jun 27, 2014

I have always enjoyed seeing episodes of "Nature", and this one is adding to some things I did not know before. I think that this one that more people should see because We have to learn to put with them.

Aug 01, 2012

i think my expectations were a little too high.

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Aug 21, 2012

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