In spring, the racoons on Mont-Royal loose their sheyness in search of food.

Raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Native to North America widely distributed in deciduous, mixed forests and due to its adaptability extending into urban areas. Nocturnal and omnivorous eating invertebrates, vertebrates and plants.

How To Identify

Its mask and the white rings along the tail are distinctive characteristics.

Where and When to Spot

Can be observed in all larger parks around Montreal. Although nocturnal, especially during spring also active during day.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/50s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 800

  • Park Mont Royal

    Sunday, April 5, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    18.0-140.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

    Focal Length 140mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1600s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 400

  • Park Mont Royal

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 179mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 800


Procyon lotor