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Melanistic Raccoon Pelt by Speckled-Feather Melanistic Raccoon Pelt by Speckled-Feather
So happy with this one, I am a real sucker for black phased animals.

Female melanistic raccoon; as you can see from the photo's she has a pitch black stripe down her back and a grey stomach.  Her tail is near entirely black with pale brown rings which are not noticeable indoors.  face is black with white ears and white flaches on eyebrows and muzzle.

100% mountable; I know it looks like her nose isn't there but trust me it is.  its just dried awkward and needs re-hydrating.  Her leather is super soft and professionally tanned but despite this she will be traditionally mounted for my personal collection.  She is already dorsal cut for convenience too!
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:iconnicoletheblackvixen:
NicoleTheBlackVixen Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have you started on her yet? :) I think a really proud pose would be fitting for this gorgeous creature!
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Speckled-Feather Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ordering a form very soon :D  I liked a siting down pose but I felt it wouldn't show up those gorgeous black colours on her back so she will probably be in a walking pose.  
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NicoleTheBlackVixen Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh, a good choice! :) yeah, it's a tough one, choosing the right pose!
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Darkbookworm26 Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Those colors are amazing!
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Speckled-Feather Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I am rather fond of her already :)
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:iconprimusgod:
I don't understand the point of a melanistic raccoon. It's just a bit darker than their normal counterparts. xD 
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ToothlessEgo Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist

This pelt is wayyy darker than any raccoon I've encountered o:

Pretty major difference

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Maybe I'm just desensitized to 'darker than normal' raccoons. :p See them too often for them to be special to me. 
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Speckled-Feather Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its black, raccoons aren't black :p  They are more commonly referred to as Fishercoons actually due to their coat.  I just like raccoons mind, they come in so many shades.  Black is generally considered rarer though
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I guess it's like melanistic otters. You can't tell if they're really melanistic until you look at their undercoat. :p 
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