Saturday, February 21, 2009

Masked Bandit/ Camera Critters

Friendly, young raccoon

Apparently not camera shy, this raccoon has seen people before and is not afraid.

A bit groggy after being spotted and rudely awakened

Raccoons don't hibernate in winter, but they do sleep a lot to conserve energy.

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42 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Wow again! Beautiful shots!

Small City Scenes said...

He might not be camera shy but he will stare you down. Cool shot. MB

Shammickite said...

That's a very naughty little animal!

i beati said...

what nice big bandits and th eicy swans - really enchanting Sandy

T said...

Oh Wow!! I love these shots! Beautiful animals they are!

Craig Glenn said...

Very cool. Great shots.

Craig

Bruce said...

Great photos...but the ones who aren't afraid of you, you should be afraid of.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hmmm, I've only been that close once--with the sliding glass door between me and the racoon. Great shots.

the daily said...

wow...that is wonderful shots

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Jarart said...

Love the close up! Cute little guy but looks like a warning in those eyes.

Carla said...

great shot! Amazing how something so cute could cause so much trouble!! Darling creature:)

Jedediah said...

Perfect shots. Even though they are an invasive species here, I've always liked them (but then maybe I'm just Rascal-prejudiced)

Denise said...

Incredible close-ups of a normally pretty elusive character. I have always loved racoons, every since they used to visit me on my back porch years ago, and I would watch them crack open the raw eggs I rolled out to them. Their fingers were so delicate, they had perfect table manners. You took some great photos!

Carolina said...

I love your photos! They are just beautiful.

Rose said...

So that is why I must sleep a lot too--to conserve energy!

He sure is staring you down...he doesn't look at all shy!

Snap said...

WOW. WOW. WOW


Thanks!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh what a great photo, we have seen coons here but i have never been able to catch them up close like this. And i always thought they were a night critter, but momma and her litter were in our yard helping themselves to the cat food that we left out for the Ferrel cats. Then one by one the cats disappeared

EastCoastLife said...

I like the name masked bandit. :)
He's so cute.

Becky and Gary said...

We saw 2 last week, and I posted them, one of which was eating on a dead carcass. He wasn't all that friendly either.
They are so cute except when they raid my birdfeeders.
B.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos. I wish they were a little shyer. They are quite the pests in some areas getting into things. They are very aggressive in camp grounds. Some people love to feed them but they can get aggressive.

Tammy said...

LOVE IT!!! What an adorable face!!!

kden said...

What a beautiful face. How can something so cute be so pesty though?

fishing guy said...

EG: Wonderful close-up on the masked bandit.

PERBS said...

WOW! Both super macros. I love the expression on its face!Great job pestering it for a camerashot! hehehe

I also left a comment on the 4 swans one-- was gone hiking all day yesterday.

Salty said...

Cute little critter. Excellent choice for a sneaky little Camera Critter :)

Nikki-ann said...

WOW! Fantastic shots there :)

Tink *~*~* said...

My mom always said that if you see a raccoon during the day, it must be rabid because they are nocturnal. This was up north in NY. Now that I live in Florida, I know this not to be universally true - the raccoons down here hunt in broad daylight and it doesn't equate to rabies.

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Villas Girl said...

OMG! These are beautiful shots. I would be a little leary though. He doesn't look like he has friendly eyes. I know that sounded stupid, but to me you can tell a lot about an animal or person by their eyes.

Misty Dawn said...

WOW!!! These are absolutely fantastic shots. Wonderful post!

The Riverbum said...

Yes, there are cute; until you get one inside your house!

http://riverbum.blogspot.com/2008/11/raccoon-in-closet.html

Dianne said...

he's in the same pose as my cat

Rhea said...

Those are awesome photos! Such beautiful close ups. Really nice work.

Carletta said...

That is just the cutest little guy!
What eyes!

Chriss said...

Wow great shots. They are interesting creatures. Have a wonderful weekend.

Willard said...

Beautiful shots of the raccoons, and I love the four swans in the previous post.

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful shots of the raccoon! I love the eyes, they seem to tell a story.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Spring is near.. raccoons, thaw, reflections.. all beautifully captured. Does the raccoon come around you much?

Norwood & Debi

Babooshka said...

Absolutely astonishing close up. Closest I'll get to these is the wildlire park

Mary said...

Wow, really cute! When I was little, we were always told not to approach a raccoon in the daytime, because he might be rabid...?

starnitesky said...

Super close up photos!

Skittles said...

Beautiful captures. I sleep a lot to conserve energy, too. Oh wait. I'm just lazy. :)

Mojo said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these out during daylight before. Usually they're knocking over trash cans in the middle of the night.

This guy looks a bit cross-eyed in the bottom photo... either that or he's being coy.

Cute. But I don't want to tangle with one. They're nasty customers!

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