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タヌキの子ども

生まれたときは全身真っ黒で,80−100グラムくらい.2ヵ月も経つとマスクがはっきりしてくる.大陸亜種のタヌキは,日本のタヌキより大きいが,新生児の大きさは日本が勝る.産仔数は大陸の方が大きいからだ.

A cub

Newborns are all black, weighing about 80-100g. The black mask appears about 2 months of age. The size of newborns is larger in the Japanease raccoon dog than that of contitental subspecies because of the larger litte size in the continent.

若いタヌキ2頭(兄弟のようだ)

自然更新で二次林化した国有林の尾根筋で.

Two youngsters, probably siblings

They walk on the ridge of secondary forest in National Forest.

たぶん,おしっこをしている

カメラトラップで盗撮してしまった…

He is probably peeing.

Had caught by camera trapping.


食べ物を探すタヌキ

秋も深まり,冬に備えて脂肪を蓄えなくては.

Looking for food

In late autumn, accumulating fat is essential for coming winter.


罠をのぞくタヌキ

発信器装着のための学術捕獲罠で.

Looking into a trap

This box trap was set for telemetry study.

母の死

6月中旬に交通事故で亡くなった母タヌキからは,暖かい乳がでた.

Mother's death

She was killed by car in mid-June, still lactating.

同じ穴の狢(タヌキ)

下のアナグマと同夜に出てきたタヌキ.発信機も写る.

A tanuki with radio-collar came out from his den.

Tanuki is known to use the same den with badger. Confirmed by this photo and below.

同じ穴の狢(アナグマ)

上のタヌキに遅れること4時間近く,同じねぐらから出てきたアナグマ.

A badger came out from the same den above at the same night about 4 hours later.