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Raccoon on the grounds in Homewood at Plum Creek

12 Sep

This one was in a tree along Plum Creek below the gardens.

The word “raccoon” was adopted into English from the native Powhatan term, as used in the Virginia Colony. It was recorded on Captain John Smith’s list of Powhatan words as aroughcun, and on that of William Strachey as arathkone. It has also been identified as a Proto-Algonquian root *ahrah-koon-em, meaning “[the] one who rubs, scrubs and scratches with its hands”

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2012 in Homewood at Plum Creek

 

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2 responses to “Raccoon on the grounds in Homewood at Plum Creek

  1. slpmartin

    September 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Really like those shots John.

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  2. Dee

    September 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

    These are incredible! He looks curious, then mean, then unsure. Guess he was worried about you invading his space.

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