Young wild Raccoon drinking June 2008

 
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young raccoon drinking at our water fountain, front patio. captured through open front window, Canon telephoto lens 100-400L

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alandrapal - Jul 03, 2008 01:37 AM EDT
nice to see your comments here again, Lulu, thanks very much. I was very happy to see your wonderful news and the photo of Kennedy. How exciting!
Lulu - Jul 03, 2008 01:31 AM EDT
Hi Alandra. What a great shot! I wish we had cute little animals like this over here. All the wildlife I've got to photograph at the moment is a paddock full of sheep.
alandrapal - Jun 27, 2008 04:52 AM EDT
that's nice of you, Chriss, thanks for the great comments and interest. Yes, this is a good area for an assortment of wildlife, - just wish I'd started capturing their images years ago, but better late than never :) Course, it's all relative, as back then, I didn't have the cameras and lenses available these days. These are cute little beggars, - lately it's been warmer and they've been cooling their undersides off in our fountain bath, on the front patio. They sort of lean their front half into the water for a few minutes :) - with their hind end hidden behind the plants at the back of the bath. Soon I imagine they'll be bringing their new babies with them, - we haven't seen any of the real tiny ones yet.
chriss35 - Jun 26, 2008 05:32 PM EDT
Aldandra, Sorry for the delay in commenting on this beautiful image,I must agree with other members comments, you are so lucky to have such an array of wildlife in your garden.I have enjoyed viewing this lovely image Chriss:)
alandrapal - Jun 22, 2008 03:54 AM EDT
many thanks both of you, Janice and Carol, for the nice comments. glad you like it.
sparkle1103 - Jun 21, 2008 12:15 AM EDT
Love this shot. He is drinking away but will not take his eyes off of you. Cute. Great shot.
shutterbug - Jun 20, 2008 08:03 PM EDT
Sooooo very Cute! Carol
alandrapal - Jun 19, 2008 02:42 AM EDT
thanks again, Trish. They are pretty little critters.
Trish1025 - Jun 18, 2008 01:15 AM EDT
Love this what a great face and shot!
alandrapal - Jun 17, 2008 04:46 AM EDT
thanks Jas for the very encouraging comments, glad you like it. We do enjoy all these little critters visiting us. We haven't seen the blind Mama raccoon for 5 days now, so are a bit concerned that something's happened to her. Maybe the new baby she has now is starting to move about, so this might be keeping her from leaving it, until it's old enough to follow along with her.
Jas - Jun 16, 2008 12:09 PM EDT
I have to agree with the previous comments Alandra! You are sooo lucky to have such an array of wildlife at your fingertips! This image would be great for a wildlife calender. :)
alandrapal - Jun 11, 2008 02:42 PM EDT
that's very nice of you all, thanks for the lovely comments, Alex, Cindy and Karen. Happy you like it. I was quite pleased with it. Have wondered & hoped the same, Karen, about it being the "lost" baby of the blind mother raccoon, but don't think so, as for a long time, it came here with another mother raccoon (one with a short tail) and a sibling raccoon, which I believed to be a female youngster, as it remained with the mother longer than this one, until just recently. Have read that the mothers keep the young females with them for about 14 mos, but they boot the young males out at around a year. So this one's been roaming about alone for a few months now.
Cindy - Jun 11, 2008 08:08 AM EDT
What a perfectly adorable picture. I so wish we had the variety of animal and bird life that you have Alandra. This image is just so cute :)
whittler113 - Jun 11, 2008 06:43 AM EDT
What a cute pose you caught,you are doing a great job training those critters.LOL
Karen Moen - Jun 11, 2008 06:01 AM EDT
Beautiful close-up with sharp detail. Perfect lighting. I wonder if this is the one that used to come with his mother.

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