Saturday, August 9, 2014

Young Ricky

 Young raccoon coming out of the brush and onto the path

This little guy (or gal) lives in a conservation area so as far as I know it isn't raiding anyone's garbage cans...yet.


 Here the little ricky is looking for peanuts and birdseed.


But there are people around so the raccoon is a bit wary.


But wait! Is this a handout?


By gosh, it is!


I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

48 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

He (or she) is a beauty. Now I'm jealous because we don't have any over here!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

How fun to be able to get that close to a raccoon during the day! Great shots, CameraGirl!

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos and closeups of the Raccoon..I am not sure if it is safe to handfed a wild animal like the raccoon.. Happy weekend!

Andy said...

I just got entertained last night with a family of six of them in the backyard.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Cute photos, He looks a bit skinny to me.

eileeninmd said...

EG, thank you for linking up your Ricky post! Have a happy weekend!

Carver said...

What an adorable animal and amazing how used to people he is.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, dear, i'd not be feeding wild critters!

Indrani said...

I have this fellow only in a zoo, never in the open like this.

Margaret Adamson said...

Never seen a Raccoon in real life and would have loved to have it feed from my hand. Have a great weekend.

Sandra said...

he is beautiful, i am sending our two UPS to you and you can let them live with Ricky....your photos are amazing

rainfield61 said...

Hand feed.

That is a big challenge.

William Kendall said...

Quite cute, until he starts causing trouble!

Kathy said...

We wouldn't dream of hand-feeding a wild raccoon here in Texas. They carry rabies!

Anvilcloud said...

I have come across some bold and scary raccoons when visiting Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Lowell said...

Beautiful shots of this little scavenger. I don't think I'd get my fingers that close to the thing...they can and do bite! This one must see a lot of people, though.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I am in the "keep my distance from wild animals" camp here but those are some great close up pictures! Those little hands!

Linda W. said...

Great shots of the raccoon. Looks like he's used to humans already.

Rose said...

Very photogenic!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I was the animal control officer in our little town for a short while. I got bit by one removing it from a lady's garage. It died. I'm still here.

Jette Hollesen said...

The first photo is so wondeful-
very expressiv!

Hugs
JetteMajken

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow! It's cute! I wouldn't have given it anything though...

carol l mckenna said...

Magnificent photography of Ricky ~ for SC ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Magia da Inês said...

.°º。✿⊱
Muito bonito, olhar expressivo!!!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
.°º。✿✿◠

Roan said...

He's adorable!

Taken For Granted said...

That's both one trusting raccoon, and a foolish person to hand feed it. Great set of photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a cutie! Great shots!

Kate said...

A fine medley of photos to visually tell the story.

RedPat said...

They are cute but can be so destructive!

Halcyon said...

Are those people crazy? We should not be feeding wild animals... and especially not raccoons. THey are a nuisance!!

maryaustria said...

I love the first photo!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Just loved this!! :)

Ginny said...

Is that YOU? Is he in your yard or driveway?? Excellent pictures! So he comes around often enough that you have named him...

janiceadcock said...

Great shots of the little rascal.

Jan said...

Such fun shots.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So cute.

Janie said...

He's a cute critter. He's apparently willing to give up his natural wariness for a treat. I hope that doesn't get him in trouble.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have to admit, they are cute. But, won't hand feeding encourage this young one to hang around?

Randy said...

What a cutie.

Felicia said...

This is so cute. But for his own safety I would think he shouldn't be hand fed.

great series.

bettyl-NZ said...

Raccoons are such interesting little creatures. They are so animated sometimes, that I almost expect them to start speaking.

Valerie said...

I love the first shot, reading in the shade. But racoons! wow Hand feeding a racoon double wow!
The most exotic creature I have hand fed is a kangaroo but then I do live in Australia.

retriever said...

Wonderfull serie.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a cute little fella, and seemingly very tame too.

Happy Sunday to you!

Grandma C said...

Racoons over here hiss at us. We are not allowed to feed ours.

Jack said...

No handouts! Raccoons can fend for themselves just fine. Helping them to become dependent on humans is not doing them any favors.

Marie said...

Wow! Someone fed him by hand! I'm amazed the critter let them do that! :-) he or she is sure a cutie! Great pictures.

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