Blind Mother Raccoon resting

 
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Here's blind Mama Raccoon resting near the wall on our front patio in the sunshine. No wonder she needs a rest, - we've just seen her NEW BABY!! It's much smaller than the other new cubs of this year. Got some images of the baby and blind Mama earlier today, so will upload them asap.

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alandrapal - Aug 04, 2008 08:12 AM EDT
Hi Jas, many thanks for the nice comments and interest. Can't recall exactly how long this blind one has been visiting us, about 2 years at least. The thing is, she probably was visiting before she went blind. Just recall that we suddenly saw her bumping into things in the garden and realized she was blind, so started looking out for her. We were hoping she wouldn't have a baby this year, as she had the one last year that suddenly didn't show up with her anymore. But we have no control over the wild animals, so here she is again with this new baby. I hope the poor little baby will survive this time.
Jas - Aug 04, 2008 08:01 AM EDT
Wonderful shot Alandra! How long has this raccoon been visiting your garden? Glad to hear that she is still coping well enough to look after more babies. :)
alandrapal - Aug 03, 2008 05:09 PM EDT
thanks to you all for the nice comments, Janice, Lorraine, Ann and Beverly, glad you like it. I thought it was a pretty sight, as you mentioned Ann, with the paw resting over the wall. She knows us by the sounds we make to her, plus we speak to her. She comes towards us when she hears those sounds, even when she's heading off down our little cul-de-sac. I guess she knows we won't hurt her and that she's safe in our garden.
lorraine - Aug 03, 2008 04:46 PM EDT
A lovely image, she must like your garden and feel very safe there, beautifully captured.
A.Lovely - Aug 03, 2008 11:50 AM EDT
What a wonderful photograph, Alandra. I love the little paw just relaxed and resting on the wall. The lighting is so enjoyable in the capture. I'm glad she has made is this long without sight.
sparkle1103 - Aug 03, 2008 11:47 AM EDT
what a great shot. I reall love that raccoon. Cant wait to see the baby shots.
talsi - Aug 03, 2008 08:51 AM EDT
So nice to hear she is still getting along just fine.

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