Monday, June 13, 2011

Keep Looking Up


I chased this pretty little girl up a tree Sunday night at South Lido Beach. There are dozens of raccoons out there that come out after the people start to clear out in the evenings, dumpster diving for food and, I swear, fun. When I first spotted her, this lady was pulling a McDonald's bag from a trash can, and she held onto it for a while as I got closer and closer. Eventually she discovered there wasn't anything but smelly paper in the bag, so she dropped it and wandered up a nearby tree. That's where I shot her as she plopped down to nap for a few more minutes as the sun set. I don't know what's up with the bare patch on her front leg, you couldn't see it until she laid down. And she may look aggressive in the bottom picture, but she was just yawning.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I'm glad you're back, Ernie—I missed you!

Thanks for sharing some new pics with us.

Buster said...

Hey Ern - great to have a post from you!

Badgercat said...

Good to see you back Ernie. I suspect she got into some sort of scuffle which caused the issue on her leg.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Those guys are living the life. Around here, the raccoons are forced to work for what they steal--by opening refrigerator doors, sneaking in through cat windows, breaking into bags of stuff, etc.

Absolutely great shots!

vilstef said...

You have some great photos. Thanks for sharing.