One thing I’ve observed about raccoons, and I’ve seen hundreds of them over the years, is that they can be cocky and aggressive around other wild animals.

 
Normally, when a wild hog or a group of wild hogs comes up where some other animals are, those animals scatter and hide. But a raccoon is an animal that, in my opinion  shows no fear, and subsequently the wild hogs allow them to hang around.

Yesterday my hunting buddy Rick Philippi emailed me a game camera picture taken where he hunts. It’s a raccoon that unfortunately misjudged the situation when a big wild boar came up.