Saturday, July 11, 2015

Female Raccoon

 Racoon looking at me

I think we surprised each other. I was walking one way and she in the opposite direction. I pointed my lens at her and she stopped for a couple of seconds and then...

Turning

slowly walked away.

I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

41 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a surprise for both of you; and what a fabulous capture!

Kate said...

They have such bright eyes and comical faces. A niece had one as a pet but eventually had to give it up as it became a bit rough.

Kathy said...

A chance encounter resulted in a couple nice photographs!

Jeevan said...

Smart girl! Very nice shots on her :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a surprise for the both of you! Awesome shots of the raccoon! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Ah she is so cute! :)

Jeanne said...

What a fun encounter you had! I think these coons can be so cute and personable.... well at least some of the time!

Frank said...

These unexpected encounters are the best. Super shots.

Sandra said...

she is a really pretty one... is she gray but the sun makes her golden? our raccoons are silvery gray..

TexWisGirl said...

i never like to see them out in the daytime here as that can mean rabies (or my dogs have had them treed all night!) but i'm sure she was just ambling to get home.

Gayle said...

Surprise encounters are the best! And she waited just long enough for the photos.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Saw three babies yesterday down by Lakeshore. Adorable.

Birdman said...

Ever read RASCAL? It's a fun kids' book about a masked bandit like this guy.

Debbie said...

one animal that really wreaks havoc in my yard, but you photographed him well!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Haha! I've always loved that racoon's look like they're wearing a mask :) Super captures EG.

maryaustria said...

A cute animal! Love the face! Great shots!

Lois Evensen said...

Nope, don't want to tangle with her!

VP said...

She was so kind...

rainfield61 said...

Surprising each other.
We always do that.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think they are so cute. But I know not everybody does. She does look a little surprised. And I bet you were! Glad you got her portrait !

Linda W. said...

Good thing you were fast with the shutter!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how fun and how cute she is!! Great captures as always! And I always look forward to seeing you posts every day!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!!

Karen S. said...

Oh my, good thing the surprise meeting ended well!

Latane Barton said...

How neat that you were so close to a raccoon. And, I am glad it took flight away from you not at you.

RedPat said...

They are cute but can sure be nasty if they are trying to eat your garden or get into your house!
It is busy downtown with the PanAm but as soon as you get up a bit closer to Bloor St it is like everyone has left town!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shots!

And this is why...always have a camera with you!
~

Marie C said...

What an awesome encounter! Great photos!

carolann said...

Great shot. Of the raccoon.

I too must praise the Americans coming to Toronto to

take part in the Sports. I wish them the very best.

To win metals to go home to American with.

William Kendall said...

A very nice masked bandit!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I never see them out in the daylight- what a neat encounter and lucky you to have your camera at the ready. My luck would not be so good.

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of the raccoon ~ What a gift to be able to do so!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

CountryMum said...

A chance encounter that you made the most of. Well done!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We saw one on the road today. Little one.

Rose said...

Nice pics of her!

Lowell said...

Sometimes I think my cats are raccoons...they look sort of a like them. Rascally little buggers. But how do you know this is a female?

Lowell said...

Okay, now you Canadians are going a little too far. I just read on AOL that people in Toronto have created a memorial for a dead raccoon. They even gave it a name.

I love your health care system but this is a bit extreme. :))))

Chandra Eswaran said...

Could that be Rocky? :)
Nice capture, Tina!
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Kay said...

What a nice stroke that you had your camera at the ready. These actually can be rather brazen creatures but on their own terms.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great captures! She's a cutie.

Felicia said...

she's cute.

cieldequimper said...

Faaaabulous!!! I'm so jealous of your encounters!

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