April 30, 2012

An Unexpected Guest


Today, we had an unexpected guest. At first, I heard the sound of claws going up the wall outside the house. I took a photo from the window, but the guest became shy, and ran off into the garden. I took my camera, and went over to photograph him from the deck


He was a little confused. He even tried to escape under the fence. However, he didn't quite calculate the proportions.





Pretty soon, he got a better idea.


Here, you can see what Canadian raccoons can do.

29 comments:

  1. That is amazing, I never would have expected him to fit under that fence.

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  2. Ah yes, nature's "masked bandit."
    Hope he doesn't cause much mischief in your yard.
    (Great shots.)

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  3. So Canadian racoons can disguise themselves as pancakes and shove themselves under fences? Wow.

    I've always loved the book Rascal by Sterling North. I read it often during trips to Dwight, Ontario when I was a kid, so hearing "Canada" and "racoons" in the same sentence brings back some fond memories.

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  5. And here I was thinking only mice could squeeze beneath and through impossible places. Your photos caught him in some pretty darling poses :-)

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  6. I have not seen any raccoon in my entire years of existence. But I do like raccoon eye make up. XD

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  7. Glad you caught them with your camera !

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  8. Lovely guest...
    :-)
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  9. О, это такой упитанный гость! И как он только сумел пролезть под забором?! :)
    Оля, а еноты прилично)) себя ведут, не шкодят?

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  10. Hello Olga:
    Clearly not just your family wish to move into your new house!. What an amazing feat for your furry intruder to manage to squash himself under the fence. He will return....no doubt about that!

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  11. A new tenant .. . escaped or got stuck?
    a kiss.

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  12. Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  13. I always find some unusual photos on your blog. This raccoon squeezing under your fence is out of the ordinary for sure.

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  14. Hello Olga,
    amazing pictures!
    I love animals.
    A hug

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  15. He looks so mischievous! I'm slightly sorry we don't have raccoons here although everyone who does have them says what a pest they are!

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  16. Oh they are very smart little buggers. We have so many of them and the city does nothing. So they come and destroy everything and have more babies.
    If you can catch them in a net or a cage it's the best thing to do and take them across a bridge so they can't
    come back or give them to the zoo. They have a territory they stay in and make the circle rounds.They never leave their territory cause other coons will kill them in their territory.

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  17. Nice photos...
    A cute guest like that would make my son happy.

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  18. love the mad escape at the end!

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  19. Very beautiful photos!!!Congratulations!!!Kisses from Greece.

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  20. Ha ha! My son had to entice one off of his back patio and had a good story to tell, but without the photos. Glad you had a camera.

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  21. How absolutely adorable! Love this post!

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  22. They are so pretty, but I am sure that they can be destructive and a pest. Great shots. Diane

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  23. Oh man Olga! You can make me laugh. You captured this scene wonderfully. I felt that poor raccoons panic! Have a nice weekend.=)

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  24. Hello Olga: the truth that I like your photos. The little animals are the most beautiful, as laas fruits that are felt tasty. A kiss from my Galicia Spain.

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  25. Oh memories of Canada have wafted over the Atlantic with this post. I do love raccoons and their cute faces. Does the fact that your garden is the territory of a cat not put off the visitor?

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  26. Последнее фото - просто супер. Жаль, что у нас еноты не водятся - уж очень они забавные.

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