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Spotted in our yard this morning

Marcha
September 20th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Our friendly neighbourhood raccoon family. Mom and her 3 pups, on a daytime outing. We normally see them during the night, with mom leading her pack with purrs and grunts... but today Bodhi started barking at a tree out front, so I looked, and ran to grab the camera.

Thumbnails first, for Madame Hazel:

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chico2
September 20th, 2009, 03:51 PM
OMG,OMG they are adorable:lovestruck::lovestruck:
It's unusual to see them out in the day-time,maybe they got scared out of their place:confused:

hazelrunpack
September 20th, 2009, 03:53 PM
:laughing: I love the great butts shot! :laughing:

chico2
September 20th, 2009, 04:03 PM
I agree,that pic is amazing:thumbs upI just love those little critters.

Frenchy
September 20th, 2009, 05:05 PM
:laughing: I love the great butts shot! :laughing:

I was thinking the same :laughing:

omg they're too cute but rather at your place than mine , I know what they can do to get to food !

The only ones I see here are road kills :sad:

Marcha
September 20th, 2009, 05:09 PM
In our previous house we had a cat door. Mom Coon used to send her kits into our kitchen to get food that way.

We also had a coon nest under our house then - and Dog, do they make a lot of noise. It didn't help that I was nesting too (pregnant), and one night I got up, jumped up and down on the floor above the area where they were gnawing on the foundations, yelling "GET OUT! MY NEST!!". Drove me bat-***** crazy, they did!

Now they're in the neighbour's garden - and they come for their stroll in our yard. Occasionally I'll find coon droppings where they've hidden away with their stash of berries and such, and if we're not careful with rinsing recycling cans, they'll get into the recycling boxes, raising a ruckus on the porch. That's as 'bad' as it gets now.

Frenchy
September 20th, 2009, 05:15 PM
yelling "GET OUT! MY NEST!!"

:laughing: :laughing:

I'm glad they never got in my backyard , I really don't know how the dogs would react. I think Bailey , being mostly blind but very friendly , would think they are new fosters of mine and would go to greet them :laughing: :eek:

Marcha
September 20th, 2009, 05:18 PM
I think Bailey , being mostly blind but very friendly , would think they are new fosters of mine and would go to greet them :laughing: :eek:

:laughing::laughing:

pbpatti
September 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM
they are soooo cute and cuddly looking but they can do a lot of damage..so I am told. I love your nesting story Marcha :crazy::laughing:

Frenchy
September 20th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Marcha , I think you should enter a photo contest with the butt pic ! :thumbs up it's too funny !

Dee-O-Gee
September 20th, 2009, 08:14 PM
I agree with Frenchy, Marcha. Their butts looks so symmetrical! :thumbs up Did you make them pose for that shot? :laughing: :D

Marcha
September 20th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Did you make them pose for that shot? :laughing: :D

Well, actually... Yes! I have developed my own special brand of Raccoon Good Citizen training. One of the requirements is that they moon the camera. :angel:

My training with them paid off well, didn't it? :crazy:

TeriM
September 21st, 2009, 01:28 AM
:laughing: Love the butt shot :laughing:.

14+kitties
September 21st, 2009, 10:25 AM
Cute!!! Love to see them but not here!!! My biggest fear is that one will climb into the catuary and cause mayhem~! :eek:

growler~GateKeeper
September 21st, 2009, 11:12 PM
:laughing: Love the butt shot :laugh: :thumbs up

They are adorable :cloud9: