Unexpected visitors: wildlife in the city
Raccoons on the run
While elk are still a rare sight in German cities - or forests, for that matter - many other wild animals have decided to enter the human world for good. The raccoon, a North American native, was released into the wild near Kassel in 1934. Then nature took its course. Today, a few hundred thousand raccoons live in Germany, many roaming through residential neighborhoods like this guy in Berlin.