A Mounted Taxidermy Raccoon


Origin: Probably North America
Period: Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1940-1980
Length:  27 inches
Width: 16 inches
Height: 12 inches

Roger the Raccoon has had a troubled past. He was born to two drug addled parents, grew up on the mean streets of Virginia, was in and out of gangs, committed numerous house burglaries and common thievery,  and it seemed to many that his life was to go the way of his brother's, Peter “Shot as a Pest” Raccoon.

However, Roger the Raccoon got a lucky break when he was invited to audition for “Cyril Sneer”, a lead role in the Canadian television series “The Raccoons”. It was a part he took to naturally, his “school of hard knocks” upbringing well arming him to play the role of the tyrannical tycoon.

Unfortunately the immediate fame that he gained from starring in “The Raccoon's” took its toll on poor Roger. Throughout middle age he was often seen falling out of bars, picking fights with foxes and bobcats, and was often photographed with lady raccoons of ill repute, sometimes with suspicious white powder around his nostrils. When he eventually came to pass away, he did so poor and alone. He said in his will that he wanted to be preserved, and this wish was granted.

And so we see Roger presented in a natural way, amongst foliage, and on an attractive base. Despite the ravages of his life, he is overall in very good condition.