Saturday, October 2, 2010

Camera Critter #130

The other night, I was watching a television show I had recorded earlier.  As I relaxed in my Lazyboy, I would hear sounds similar to those of someone hitting the wooden fence along the property line.

I paused the program and listened, and not hearing anything, assumed it came from the TV and went back to the show.  A few minutes later, I heard the sound again and again, paused the show.

However, this time I heard the sound and it was coming from outside my door.  I walked over to it and turned on the porch light.

And what to my surprised eyes did I see?

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I have known Raccoons are in my area, but I had never seen one until I turned on that porch light.  There were actually three of them (I later saw a third deep in the shadows of the apple tree), however the two pictured were cut off from the third because of where I was.  As soon as I moved and didn’t pose a threat to their retreat through the branches, off they went and disappeared out of sight.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over.  Go to the homepage here to see more.  Then join the fun and add your own.

8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the raccoons. The first shot with the two together is neat.

EG Wow said...

Aren't they cute? (As long as they stay out of trouble, that is!)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your raccoon pictures.

They reminded me of the mother who lived here under my shop for about 6 months while she raised and weaned four baby raccoons.

Misty Dawn said...

I told some of my raccoons to get a hold of some of their family out your way and tell them to pay you a visit ;-)

Denise said...

Lovely pictures of your night-visitors.

ladyfi said...

How charming! I*ve never seen a raccoon in real life.

Mama Zen said...

Great captures!

Pixel said...

Creepy but cute :-D Nice captures!!

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