Friday, December 05, 2008

Racoon Visit



A young Raccoon licks it lips nervously



My wife had quite a surprise while walking to our mail box this morning. In a small maple tree, near our dog’s house, a pair of young raccoons were perched on a limb. Our geriatric old beagle, Sparky, was asleep in his house oblivious to his visitors overhead.

I checked a few minutes ago and they are still there although it has been dark for over three hours. I expect they will leave during the night and I hope them well. Thanks to their daytime visit I have some “Masked Bandit” shots to share with you.





9 comments:

Leedra said...

This photograph is awesome, love the tongue. The photograph is so sharp!

Shellmo said...

I love what you did w/ this photo! How great that you got him w/ his tongue out!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A beautiful picture Coy. These are such beautiful creatures although I believe they can be vicious at times. I hope Mrs recuperated from her shock. :)

Bradley Myers said...

Another great shot Salty, I have only ever seen them at night so I have never photographed them. It has been a great week of critter post for you.

Kahshe Cottager said...

And here I thought it was licking its lips in anticipation of the trash cans! What a wonderful photo you got!

Jedediah said...

Great photo, I love that thick fur

DeeMom said...

wow great photo

Sure understnad an old dog not beign aware...our eldest is 13 and he misses a lot

But

the New Mom dog however does not miss a beat

LOL

we have racoons here, they sure love CAT FOOD, much to the chagrin of the cats ;)

fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat shot of the racoon, you don't get that shot very often.

Kekiinani said...

Oh my gosh this is just the cutest image I have ever seen. WOW... it really makes me smile. :) :)