Sunday, June 12, 2016

Little Visitors


All day I kept hearing the oddest squeaky noises coming from my tall trees. There was at times a great rustling up there too.
 
I was in the west court yard working in the garden pruning branches and pinching off dead flower heads. I went in to get something to drink and when I came back there were three baby raccoons playing all around the table. They were being watched by Merlin (one of my cats) who was over seeing it all from the table top.
 
After a few minutes of watching I remembered my camera. Sadly, just in time to see all three of them going up the ladder into another tree. The smallest one was having a bit of trouble going up the rungs. 
 
They will be back I have to keep cat food out there.
 
 

27 comments:

  1. Trop mignon ;-) Bonne semaine Catherine.

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  2. How delightful to have such cute visitors. Raccoons always make me smile! By the way, beautiful garden wall!!
    Carol

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    1. Thank you!
      They really are so cute.

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  3. Awwww, so cute :)

    Have a wonderful new week Catherine.
    Hugs
    Pipi

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    1. I love all animals but any baby is charming.

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  4. Aww I have such a soft spot for raccoons. He looks as if he's doing odd-jobs around the garden and can't remember where he left his pruning shears =0D

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    1. It was such fun to see them all playing together. Usually they are not around during the day time. Their mother neglected to mention that bit I guess.

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  5. Raccoons can be very brave around humans, and are SMART too! I had to move my garbage bin to level ground because although it was meant to keep varmints OUT, they threw their weight against it to knock it over which enabled them to get inside.
    Needless to say when they had had their fill, they didn't bother leaving me a tip! :/

    elizabeth :)

    elizabeth

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    1. Haha

      They can get into things. Including peoples attics. I sometimes see several of them on peoples roof tops.

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  6. Oh he looks so adorable.....I had no idea they would come any where near your home......a lovely little visitor!
    Linda x

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    1. They are happy to move in your house if they can get in it. I know people that have had to have a company come to get them out of their attics. They can be very tough if cornered!

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    1. Son grandes escaladores. Éste estaba teniendo un poco de problemas para ponerse al día con los otros dos.

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  8. So cute!! Lucky you - I can trade you my little hedgehogs if you wish: http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/horace-and-doris.html

    Sort of a holiday villa/home exchange visit - smiles :)

    Di xx

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  9. Sounds good to me! I would love to see a hedgehog. Their babies are cute too!

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  10. What a little charmer - escaping up the ladder he resembles a burglar with his black mask.

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    1. Yes he does! I am sure he will be back to steal some cat food soon.

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  11. What a pleasure it must have been to have such furry little visitors!

    This little one you photographed is adorable. :))

    We've never had racoons in our garden, only grunting hedgehogs or chattering squirrels. :)

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    1. It was such fun to see three of them. They were having such fun. I am sure mum can't keep up with them anymore.

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  12. Hi Catherine! What a little cutie that one is! They are very smart and can operate doors! They are also sometimes prone to rabies, unfortunately, so be sure your pets have shots!

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  13. All of that is true. They also seem to carry a tool box around with them ;-) They can get into all sorts of things.

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  14. So cute. I have never seen a racoon and possibly never will but for some reason I just think they are adorable and are one of my favourite animals.

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  15. They are really fun. They like to wash their food before they eat it. They are one of the few that have opposing thumbs.

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  16. Even in my part no raccoon, neither big nor small: maybe some porcupine, and nothing more. It must be fun to have this kind of visitors, especially if they work for you (maybe if you let the ladder, they prune the plants on the high branches). Thanks for sharing this adorable scene :-)
    Love again
    Flora

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