Friday, February 21. 2020
Imagine You Are A Raccoon: Week 5
A weekly series by Brad Gates, B.Sc. Stay tuned each Wednesday for the continuation of this story!
With winter having taking hold, all the food that you were accustomed to during the warmer times of the year is now buried under a layer of snow or frozen solid. Instinct tells you to sleep away the cold nights inside your den, instead of wasting valuable energy searching for non-existing food sources. Unlike your cousin the black bear you are not hibernating but rather having a good long nap awaiting a break in the cold temperatures. Provided you have accumulated enough body fat, you can extend your sleep for up to one month.