Raccoon Resting beside Daffodils

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Blind Mama Raccoon resting on our front patio wall amongst the daffodils. Couldn't resist getting the camera when she settled there in the sunshine.

She seems to be examining her paw. That is the same front leg that she's hurt recently. When I watched her today, she seemed to be able to use the paw a bit more easily than she was. Hope it will eventually get completely better. I don't know how she can climb with an injured front leg.


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alandrapal - Sep 28, 2008 06:03 PM EDT
Hi Tania, only just saw your nice comment, thanks very much, am happy you enjoy the wildlife images, I love to share them :)
TMR8 - Jun 10, 2008 05:32 AM EDT
Alandra this is a beautiful capture I am still inpressed with the wildlife that visits your garden and that you take the time to share with us.
alandrapal - May 13, 2008 03:58 AM EDT
Hi Beverly, thanks for viewing and for the nice comments. glad you liked it. She was here again this evening. Still hobbling, but seems to be able to bear weight on the hurt leg.
talsi - May 12, 2008 08:40 AM EDT
Nice image and update on Mama Racoon.
alandrapal - May 11, 2008 03:23 AM EDT
Jas, meant to remark on this, -- but had forgotten that you'd seen the raccoon family when here the first time. Do recall hearing a commotion on the back "deck" on one of your visits, - seem to recall our dog Sport barking like mad when a raccoon visited the back deck one evening. It all seems like such a long time ago now, doesn't it. So much has happened since.
alandrapal - May 11, 2008 03:19 AM EDT
thankyou all for your nice comments and interest in Mama raccoon, - Alex, Carol, Janice, Jas, Lorraine & Cindy. You asked if she's completely blind, Lorraine, - am not totally sure, but think she's almost completely blind as she bumps into things, and yet at other times I sometimes think she sees slightly. But I think she senses "movement" more than actually being able to see. She was here again today, and seems to be moving a bit more easily, altho she doesn't seem to have much strength in the one front paw.
Jas - May 10, 2008 03:45 PM EDT
Very nice to see the Mama raccoon Alandra; she has a very pretty backdrop, sitting in front of your beautiful daffodils. I often think of the little family we saw in your back yard, when we visited the first time! :)
sparkle1103 - May 10, 2008 02:12 AM EDT
Alandra what a great shot. I love that racoon. I am glad she is able to use the paw a little better.
whittler113 - May 09, 2008 03:37 PM EDT
She looks nice and comfy,I think she has adopted you and is moving right in.
Cindy - May 09, 2008 06:35 AM EDT
Hi Alandra :) its so nice to find these little updates on blind mama. Often when I see you have posted some new photos, I've wondered how her life is going. She looks to be in great condition here minus a sore little paw. Nice to know she's still about :)
shutterbug - May 09, 2008 05:33 AM EDT
Lovely capture of the raccoon having a little rest. Carol
lorraine - May 09, 2008 04:55 AM EDT
The poor thing is she compleatly blind,, I hope her paw heals. lovely capture.

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