Thursday, October 4, 2012

Little bandit

{Reaaaching for acorns}
A feisty raccoon braves daylight to feast on acorns. Autumn hasn't quite arrived, it was a sultry 80°F/27°C yesterday - t-shirt weather!

16 comments:

Andy said...

They look cute but raccoons can cause a lot damage. I'm talking from experience. The weather as been staying on the mild side here also. It is supposed to turn cooler on the weekend which is Thanksgiving in Canada.

a.s.m. said...

Buena imagen
Un saludo: Angel

Paul B said...

Very cute! Sadly we do not have anything quite like a raccoon here in the UK.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh he's a cute little critter Lulu. The leaves don't seem to have turned yet, and 27C doesn't seem like autumn weather, enjoy it while it lasts I say!!

Catherine Goron said...

Oh my, you capture such interesting things on your daily Princeton walks Lulu! I've never seen a raccoon up close like that...

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William Kendall said...

They are cute, though they can get up to all sorts of mischief. I saw one a few nights back, as I was coming home late, crossing the street and climbing up and over a fence.

I remember seeing one in daylight a couple of years ago, on a hot summer day, just resting on a tree branch. It was too hot for him to move, and he was knackered, so it was a good spot to nap.

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh, Lulu, how cute. I was just thinking that the last time I saw a raccoon was in New England. Leed's Paul has explained that we haven't got them here...now I know why I have seen them. Thanks, Paul. Great photo, Lulu.

hamilton said...

those in the UK should be grateful to not have these critters.
though, this is a cute picture!

LONDONLULU said...

Andy - yes they've a reputation! I'm looking forward to cooler weather myself - it's been a long summer.

a.s.m. - thanks very much!

Paul - they're cute to see indeed...I guess it's good they never got to the UK, they wreak havoc at times:)

PerthDailyPhoto - they're a fun sight:) That's a good way to think about overlong summers - they give way to cold!

Catherine - we got lucky with this daylight sighting, the call of acorns must've been a strong one:)

William - they do damage indeed...your daylight coon sighting sounds like it was for a good reason - too hot to move!

LOLfromPasa - I also didn't realize the UK didn't have raccoons, until we saw this one! Mr. L, like Paul above, educated me then:)

hamilton - they have that pesky side, for sure, but they do make cute sightings :)





EG CameraGirl said...

The raccoon looks so innocent. :))

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! So cute!
Lucky you to have met this beautiful little critter!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful captures!

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À bientôt****

JM said...

It might be a bandit, but it's a cute one for sure. Great capture.

Adele said...

They're cute! Wonderful photos. We have a great avocado tree that gets raccoons hanging around every year. The tree is currently on its last legs (limbs?), and I will miss the raccoons very much!

LONDONLULU said...

EG - they do indeed! They're like that Elvis song, Devil in Disguise :)))

Mildred - thanks! They usually don't appear in daylight, this one was hungry:)

JM - thank you! They're cute but mischievous:)

Adele - that is so cool! Do the raccoons enjoy the avocados? (I'd be enjoying them myself:) I hope the tree holds on just a little longer, how marvelous to have your own avocados.



Lynette said...

Never would have thought that critter would be up a tree, ready to be photographed. Good ones!