Raccoons aren’t indigenous to Alaska, but they have a long and interesting history
Two competing concepts can be true at the same time. Alaskans love nature as it is. Alaskans also love to enhance nature with trails, roads, bridges, towns, lodges and every other sort of manufactured incursion. In the same way, Alaska wildlife offered yesteryear trappers and fur farmers a plethora of fuzzy options, from foxes to minks. Yet, many Alaskan fur farmers imported some non-native alternatives, including skunks and chinchillas.
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