Wildlife Week: In Which I Encounter Wildlife Where It's Not Supposed To Be Today's Post: Masked Robbers at Night!


My husband walked past these baby raccoons on his way to retrieve the hose. "S," I called in a voice I hoped blended into the night. He walked past them again without even seeing them, but they saw him. A third raccoon leaped off the birdfeeder and shot into the woods.

I had the camera by this time, but the birdfeeder was too tall for me to get the straight-on shot I wanted. I handed the camera to S and directed.

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Wonderful photo!

Danette Haworth said...

Thank you!

Kathleen Frassrand said...

They are just the cutest little critters EVER!! And I'd say you did a GREAT job directing because this picture turned out amazing. I had a racoon that frequented my old back yard. Now that I've moved, I'd say he is the only thing I really miss from my old home. Racoons are so cute.. except when they are tearing up your garbage.

Angela said...

You are so ready for your own animal show!!"Crocodile Danette". That pic is so cute. The other day my cat killed a sweet innocent chipmunk, dropped it off on the porch(lovely) and another eensy,weensy chippie came up and started nudging it. Just like on a Disney movie. I was crushed, it was so sad!

Danette Haworth said...

Kathleen,
There were three to begin with, all huddled up there, helping themselves to birdseed. They were very cute!

Danette Haworth said...

Angela,
Oh, that is a heartbreaking scene. And here's your cat: Yep, I've provided for the humans today.

Church Lady said...

Awwwww--too cute!!

Decaf, please said...

I love that photo. You could do a wildlife in your yard calendar. I can see it!!

Brenda said...

What cute photos...

Remind me never to go hiking with you...I may live in the mountains, but deer are about as wild as I want to see...grin...

Mary Witzl said...

I am so envious! That is a fantastic photograph. I love raccoons, and would happily put birdseed in my bird feeder for them. As it is, our cat sits in our bird feeder and puts off all the birds. I wondered why they seldom ate our seed until I saw her sitting in there bold as brass.

Yesterday a neighbor told us that he saw a fox cub come out of our woodshed, just as nonchalant as you please. I may go out there with a flashlight just to see if I get a peek.

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