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Humans Are Making Raccoons Smarter

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Able to squeeze into locked garages, open secured garbage cans, unzip tents, and pry up lids on Tupperware, urban raccoons love a challenge. Extremely adaptable and smart, they're expert problem solvers, evolving faster than we can devise raccoon-proof gadgetry. PBS aired Raccoon Nation this Wednesday, February 8 at 8 p.m. on its "Nature" series, revealing the secrets of these masked creatures inhabiting our cities and the resulting problems for the humans and wildlife.

READ THE FULL STORY: PBS Documentary “Raccoon Nation" Suggests Humans are Making Raccoons Smarter