Floridays
12:00 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Rancher recalls stint as 'coon tycoon'

R.D. Thomas of Bassinger says he sold whole raccoons to a meat market in Belle Glade, and some of the fur went to Russia for hats.  

Raccoons have been prized for their fur, and some folks like their meat too.
Raccoons have been prized for their fur, and some folks like their meat too.