Raccoon Nation

Raccoon Nation

DVD - 2011
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TV G: Grades 9-12.
"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."--Container.

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Aristocat_13
Apr 20, 2015

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

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kalua1969
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! :)

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3reading4stem2011
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.

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mistical
Aug 01, 2012

i think my expectations were a little too high.

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Aug 21, 2012

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