Bluff Mountain Raccoon Catches Prey

In sorting through our new camera trap data from Bluff Mountain, we found a Northern Raccoon chasing up a tree to go after its prey. With a familiar black mask and ringed tail, Raccoons are clever omnivores that are spending their days foraging for food before they hole up in a den for long periods of time during winter.

Bluff Mountain Preserve stretches 2,913 acres in Ashe County and offers a diversity of natural communities to make Bluff Mountain an ecological treasure. The Conservancy offers guided and private hikes to Bluff Preserve several times a year. If you’re interested in experiencing the beauty of Bluff for yourself, contact the local Ashe County Steward Kelly Clampitt at


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