An interruption of my raptor photos to show you my visitor last night. We went to bed early but about an hour later I went downstairs to get a glass of water. As I passed the patio door I could just about make out a dark shape on the deck, and when I put the outside light on I was very surprised to see a raccoon munching on the bird seeds.
I always keep my camera at the ready on the side table, just in case. I haven't seen one around for ages but there he was. I said, "Well hello there." He must have very sharp hearing because he heard me and turned around.
All of a sudden he was pressing his nose up against the glass just staring at me, using his paws to anchor himself and we looked at each other for a few seconds. I was so shocked at the sudden closeness of this little fellow that I shook the camera as I pressed the shutter button, and of course it came out fuzzy. Oh well!
He must have decided I was no threat because he continued his munching.....
and after a while ambled off into the darkness. I went back to the kitchen, got my glass of water and took my camera upstairs to show Gregg.
Yes my visitors make a bit of a mess, from the birds to the squirrels and now the raccoons, but to me they are so worth it. Now where did I put that broom?
Added note: as you know I always enjoy reading all your comments and I loved reading about blogging friends' experiences with the raccoons they have come into contact with. If you want a chuckle you can click on the comment button below. Yes they are little rascals.