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Common Raccoon
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Common Raccoon v American Bald Eagle
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Common Raccoon - Procyon lotor
The raccoon, Procyon lotor (sometimes spelled as 'racoon'), also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. he body weight of an adult raccoon varies considerably with habitat; it can range from 2 to 14 kilograms (4 to 30 lb), but is usually between 3.5 and 9 kilograms (8 and 20 lb). The smallest specimens are found in Southern Florida, while those near the northern limits of the raccoon's range tend to be the largest. Males are usually 15 to 20% heavier than females. At the beginning of winter, a raccoon can weigh twice as much as in spring because of fat storage. It is one of the most variably sized of all mammals. The largest recorded wild raccoon weighed 28.4 kg (62.6 lb) and measured 140 cm (55 in) in total length, by far the largest size recorded for a procyonid. The raccoon is usually nocturnal and is omnivorous, with a diet consisting of about 40% invertebrates, 33% plant foods, and 27% vertebrates. It has a grayish coat, of which almost 90% is dense underfur, which insulates against cold weather. Two of its most distinctive features are its extremely dexterous front paws and its facial mask, which are themes in the mythology of several Native American tribes. Raccoons are noted for their intelligence, with studies showing that they are able to remember the solution to tasks up to three years later.

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American Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. The plumage of the immature is brown, speckled with white until the fifth (rarely fourth, very rarely third) year, when it reaches sexual maturity. Immature Bald Eagles are distinguishable from the Golden Eagle in that the former has a more protruding head with a larger beak, straighter edged wings which are held flat (not slightly raised) and with a stiffer wing beat, and feathers which do not completely cover the legs. The Bald Eagle has sometimes been considered the largest true raptor in North America (excluding the possibly unrelated California Condor), although the species overlaps in size with the American races of the Golden Eagle. It is certainly a large bird, with a body length of 70–102 centimeters (28–40 in). The wingspan is typically between 1.8 and 2.3 m (5.9 and 7.5 ft) and mass is usually between 2.5 and 7 kilograms (5.5 and 15 lb). Females are about 25 percent larger than males, averaging 5.8 kg (13 lb) and against the males' average weight of 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). The size of the bird varies by location; the smallest specimens are those from Florida, where mature males may weigh as little as 2.3 kg (5.1 lb) and have a wingspan of 1.68 m (5.5 ft). The largest eagles are from Alaska, where large females may weigh up to 7.5 kg (17 lb) and span 2.44 m (8.0 ft) across the wings.

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#2
The eagle can fly, is faster and more agile and has deadlier weapons. She will attack from the air and kill the raccoon.





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#3
Bald Eagles prey on adult raccoons. I posted a slew of information on it in the Bald vs Golden Eagle thread because people believed the latter was superior to the former when nature said otherwise lol.
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#4
eagle can kill average weight raccoon from aerial attack, however at max raccoon has huge size advantage to fight back.
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#5
The eagle can kill a racoon by aerial assault, however, face to face, racoons are pretty tough animals.
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(06-13-2019, 03:21 AM)Black Ice Wrote: Bald Eagles prey on adult raccoons. 

Do they? It would be good if you could post that supporting information here. The two videos above posted, the Raccoons look no bigger than 10 pound house cats.
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(06-14-2019, 11:52 PM)Taipan Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 03:21 AM)Black Ice Wrote: Bald Eagles prey on adult raccoons. 

Do they? It would be good if you could post that supporting information here. The two videos above posted, the Raccoons look no bigger than 10 pound house cats.
Quote:However, more formidable prey such as adult raccoons and subadult beavers are sometimes attacked. In the Chesapeake Bay area, bald eagles are reportedly the main natural predators of raccoons.
Source is Birds of America. There’s also a case of a Bald Eagle eating a Bobcat although the possibility of it being scavenged is also noted. They do attack Possums and Armadillos too.

Even then, a 10lb Raccoon is still bigger than a female Bald Eagle usually.
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Since Raccoons can get so large, there comes a point where the eagle would no longer consider one prey. I'd say that's anything over 20lbs, maybe less. Once a Raccoon get to 30lbs, it wins just about every time.
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#9
The eagle will just feed upon the raccoon
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(Yesterday, 12:17 AM)Black Ice Wrote:
(06-14-2019, 11:52 PM)Taipan Wrote:
(06-13-2019, 03:21 AM)Black Ice Wrote: Bald Eagles prey on adult raccoons. 

Do they? It would be good if you could post that supporting information here. The two videos above posted, the Raccoons look no bigger than 10 pound house cats.
Quote:However, more formidable prey such as adult raccoons and subadult beavers are sometimes attacked. In the Chesapeake Bay area, bald eagles are reportedly the main natural predators of raccoons.
Source is Birds of America. There’s also a case of a Bald Eagle eating a Bobcat although the possibility of it being scavenged is also noted. They do attack Possums and Armadillos too.

Even then, a 10lb Raccoon is still bigger than a female Bald Eagle usually.
Will you please share the source details from the birds of america?
(Yesterday, 12:06 PM)Brogan Wrote: Since Raccoons can get so large, there comes a point where the eagle would no longer consider one prey.  I'd say that's anything over 20lbs, maybe less.  Once a Raccoon get to 30lbs, it wins just about every time.
So true agree with you..
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(Yesterday, 12:06 PM)Brogan Wrote: Since Raccoons can get so large, there comes a point where the eagle would no longer consider one prey.  I'd say that's anything over 20lbs, maybe less.  Once a Raccoon get to 30lbs, it wins just about every time.

golden eagles have been recorded killing 13.5kg/30lb coyotes, not so sure even a large racoon would be safe from attack
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(Yesterday, 08:18 PM)K9Boy Wrote:
(Yesterday, 12:06 PM)Brogan Wrote: Since Raccoons can get so large, there comes a point where the eagle would no longer consider one prey.  I'd say that's anything over 20lbs, maybe less.  Once a Raccoon get to 30lbs, it wins just about every time.

golden eagles have been recorded killing 13.5kg/30lb coyotes, not so sure even a large racoon would be safe from attack

Golden Eagles are big prey hunters, Bald Eagles hunt fish and scavenge.
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(Yesterday, 08:18 PM)K9Boy Wrote:
(Yesterday, 12:06 PM)Brogan Wrote: Since Raccoons can get so large, there comes a point where the eagle would no longer consider one prey.  I'd say that's anything over 20lbs, maybe less.  Once a Raccoon get to 30lbs, it wins just about every time.

golden eagles have been recorded killing 13.5kg/30lb coyotes, not so sure even a large racoon would be safe from attack
Golden eagle prey larger mammal then bald the most probably the fishing eagle. And comparatively golden eagle has larger talons then bald.
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