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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:54 AM
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Raccoon encounters, 2 lessons learned

Sitting in the blind, minding my own business
(okay, so maybe mine and that of a few birds on the feeders ),
I heard a rustling coming from the brush in the vicinity of the bear path.
My first thought was that the bear was back,
so I started unzipping the door of the blind to make an escape into the yard.
Then I looked out and saw this little face.

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Lesson #1: Raccoons don't look up.

I was in full view through the open window of the blind but even when she heard the camera clicking she never looked up high enough to see me

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She smelled hoomanz around somewhere but nothing attacked her so she decided the danger couldn't be too imminent
and she ambled boldly down the forest edge to the feeders about 80 feet away.

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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:59 AM
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About the time that she reached the feeder

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the birds started to get active. You know hazel, if there's a bird, she's looking at it.

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And when I looked back down to check on the raccoon, I saw:
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM
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Now wait a minute! How could she be suddenly so close and walking away from the blind
when she was so much farther away just a minute ago?

Quick check of the feeder:
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*nom* *nom* *nom*

Quick check along the edge:
*sneak* *sneak* *sneak*
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Aha!! Different raccoon!

Raccoon the First was not happy when she finally realized she was not alone!
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:09 AM
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Lesson #2: Raccoons have really impressive growls!

Hey! This is MY seed!!!
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Ya, I see you're bigger than I am!
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! This ticks me off...
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:13 AM
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Well then, okay, if you wanna be that way about it, you can have it.
I have kits to tend, anyway...so I'll just go, k?
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Sheesh! Some 'coons!!! Just won't share!
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*grumble* *grumble* *grumble*
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:18 AM
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Hey!!! There's that funny smell of hoomanz again! Now where is that coming from?
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Back at the feeder, another complaint from Raccoon the Second:
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"A little privacy while I'm eating, please!"

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That's all, folks!



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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:20 AM
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omg that's just too cute, did she get some of the seeds ?
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