Saturday, June 16, 2012

Here Comes Trouble/Camera Critters

 Baby raccoon

At dusk, this very young raccoon was out and about with its sibling,  unbeknownst to its mom.  Here it's at the side of the road not one bit afraid of me. In fact, it kept walking up to me so close that most of the photos I took of it were duds. I was using a long lens so did not want it to come so near.

Same baby raccoon taken with different lens

Unfortunately, by the time I was using a different lens, the raccoon had crossed the street. I captured this shot just before the two babies hid under a car.

Where was the mother? Where do you think? If you guessed foraging in a trash can, you'd be correct.

A few minutes after the babies toddled into the woods, the mom appeared looking very concerned. She finally missed her babies!

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44 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute, but you don't want them living anywhere near you!

Denise said...

Great shots! I know they can be considered pests but I do love seeing the rascally little critters.

Buttons said...

Great shots:) B

Pam :) said...

So small and sweet. Nice captures, CG.

eileeninmd said...

They are cute, the baby is adorable. But they are very destructive. They have just about destroyed all my bird feeders. Great captures, have a wonderful weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Good thing no cars were passing...

Kate said...

They're cute but definitely not cuddly!

Snap said...

How can something so cute be such a pesky critter?!!!?
Nice shots.

Dianne said...

another example of why you should never take the kids with you when you're grocery shopping

Andy said...

Long lens or not, it's still a good shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

You know...I love raccoon!This one is so cute!
It's a dream for me to meet one day a raccoon and maybe with luck, take some pictures.
Léia

Tina´s PicStory said...

love it! you captured it perfect :)

Michelle said...

They are cute, but not so fun when you find them stuck in the garage rafters!

Jill said...

They are so adorable but so much trouble. Love seeing them up close and personal.

Amy Burzese said...

So cute, but I understand they are trouble.

Viola said...

The raccoon so very beautiful! :) We do not have them here, so this is fun for me to see! :)

Lovely weekend to you! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

This baby is so cute. But they can be very destructive.
Have a great weekend.

Betty Roan said...

They are so cute! However, they are terrorizing out garden. ;)

Sandra said...

so very cute. having the wrong lens on is my pet peeve. the long does not work good up close and i always seem to have the wrong one on. i need two cameras, one for long one for short and one for each shoulder.

TexWisGirl said...

you totally win the 'Cute' award today!!!

Elisa said...

Great shot!
Greetings from Argentina
Elisa

judi/Gmj said...

now that is CUTE.

Paul in Powell River said...

Sweet, but keep an eye out for mama! That's why I always carry 2 cameras - one with a long lens, one with a wide. I don't like swapping lenses "in the field" too often.

Indrani said...

I have seen them only in zoos. Great shots.

Lois Evensen said...

Very cute little ones. :)

RedPat said...

There are cute little pests!

Stephanie said...

Cute shots!

Tricia Hays said...

Darn those babies, they run off every time! LoL! Cute lil bandits! =)

Judy @ daily yarns said...

They sure are cute but can be troublesome too.

T. Becque said...

Oh my gosh, he's so cute! I've never seen one in person before, that must have been fun.

Marie said...

Oh my goodness--just about the cutest things I've seen in a long time! Aren't baby animals wonderful!?

Halcyon said...

They only look cute until they rummage through your bins and dig up your garden! ;)

George said...

We've caught a cousin of your critter trying to forage on our deck a couple of times this week. I wish I could send him up to you so he could join the rest of the family.

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little critters!

Randy said...

So adorable. We used to have one at the last place we lived. I named him Peanut Johnson.

ladyfi said...

Oh so cute! I've never seen one in the wild.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Fascinating little chap! We don't have them in the UK of course. Nice to see your photos.

Crafty Gardener said...

They sure do look cute, but can be very pesky in the garden.

Muffy's Marks said...

He's a cutie!! Good thing the mom wasn't around. She may have not liked her baby getting so close to you.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the raccoon.

Lowell said...

Raccoons are so funny...but if they get too friendly I worry 'cause we've had some here with rabies. In Pennsylvania, they climbed out back steps to the top deck where the garbage was and pried loose the covers and made terrible messes in the snow!

Susan said...

Babies, no matter what they are, are so dang cute! The butterfly above is awesome!

LONDONLULU said...

You caught terrific shots! We are wary of them here because of some rabies cases, but these babies are irresistable!

Rose said...

They are adorable!

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