High resolution giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel, 12 x 12".
The raccoon was adopted as Tennesee's wild animal symbol in 1971. The common raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a mammal native to the Americas. The name "raccoon" is derived from the Algonquian Indian word, "aroughcoune," which means, "he who scratches with his hands." They range over entire US except for the Rockies and desert southwest. They were hunted aggressively in earlier times, mostly for their water repellent fur.