Friday, April 25, 2008

neighborhood bandit


last week sometime we were driving down our street coming home from somewhere, and in broad daylight we saw this little guy poking his head out of a tree about 2 houses down from us. of course i didn't have my camera at the time, so i've been waiting for the chance ever since to run down there and take his picture.

he is so curious--he just sat there letting me snap photo after photo of him before he finally retreated back inside his home.


we haven't seen him rummaging around the 'hood at all, and i also think from the size of his head that he seems like a young one. the racoons around here can get very large (like the opossums i wrote about earlier).

we joked about how funny it might be to get a glimpse inside his "home"--what a mess it might be. i think we have watched the movie "over the hedge" one too many times...

here's another more far-away shot so you can get an idea of the size of him in relation to the tree he lives in:

1 comment:

Pixie said...

It is odd that he was out in the daylight. Or it could be a she - wouldn't it be fun if there were little raccoon babies? I don't think I've even seen a picture of a raccoon baby before. Hmmm....

By the way, it seems that your neighborhood is a regular zoo. You have lizards, & oppossums, and raccoons....