The raccoon gets its English name from the Algonquian word arakun, which means:
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Answer: B. He scratches with his hand
The name raccoon is derived from the Algonquian word arakun, meaning "he
scratches with his hand." The species name, lotor, refers to the raccoon’s supposed habit of washing food with its front paws. This activity,
however, is probably associated with the location and capture of aquatic prey such as crayfish. The behaviour is no doubt innate, because captive raccoons have been observed attempting to "wash" their food in the absence of water.
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