Yucatan Raccoons: Not Nazis

Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 21st, 2008

Unlike the “Nazi raccoons” of Germany, the raccoons in the Yucatan are suppose to be there. They are not alien invaders.

Chad Arment writes:

“A quick fyi on this, the raccoon subspecies in the Yucatan is native, not introduced: Procyon lotor shufeldti. See p. 87 of Raccoons: A Natural History by Samuel I. Zeveloff.”

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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

6 Responses to “Yucatan Raccoons: Not Nazis”

  1. red_pill_junkie responds:


    I never thought of racoons as an indigenous species of Mexico (thought the only “mapaches” around here were the corrupt politicians that steal voting urns!). It’s nice to learn something new 🙂

  2. mystery_man responds:

    Well, that’s good news. Thanks for clearing that up!

  3. Alligator responds:

    Yes, according to the Smithsonian Book of Mammals (1999) the range of those little bandits extends all the way down to the Panama Canal.

    See map.

  4. Dan Gannon responds:

    That’s good to know!

  5. eireman responds:

    The Cancún Racún! Love it!

  6. Kronprinz_adam responds:

    In fact, central american jungles have cougars, racoons, peccari wild boars, deer, roadrunners…

    Fossil records show also…mastodons and elephants (Gomphoterium). In a foto from National Geographic, a purported prehistorical “bear skull” was also shown lying in a cave.

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