My husband just asked me what they eat, and I don't have a clue, so I'm off to look them up on the web. Such a delicate paw, Jean, and so lost in thought in this beautiful photo. Your collection really is a triumph. I had no idea they would be this endearing, until I came across your two galleries. Wonderful stuff!
Very best wishes to you,
Wow, they eat just about everything, don't they? Very diverse little creatures!
The web is wonderful, it took me all of 20 seconds to find that out. I would still be searching for my book on mammals in the old days :D
Sue, yes, they eat all sorts of things. I give them some sunflower seeds. Occassionally left overs from the catfood. I think because they are so adaptable and can eat so many different things, that has helped them spread and be successful. There was a documentary once that I found fascinating and wished I'd saved a copy.
People really get irritated with raccoons because they are crafty and find ways to get into the garbage left by humans. If and when they get into the garbage, they take it out and spread it thoroughly. It is such a mess to clean up and a rude awakening in the mornings. Not a good way to start a day. But long ago, I learned how to secure the lids on the garbage containers.
A remarkable collection you've got there! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards from Belgium - Hans
Hans Sterkendries, Thank you so much. I am very glad to share the raccoons, my neighbors who live in the woods around my house.
Greetings to you in Belgium!
are all fantastic photo!!!
Rafl, thank you. I just realized that this photo has a Look Around! My first!
A raccoon Look Around! One of Panoramio's best. :)
now that is cool! you had better get them a nice trout this spring to eat, they deserve it!
Tell me please Jean, what is a LOOK AROUND?
I watched a documentary some years ago where a family of raccoons were living in a roof space at some USA family home. I remember it being hilariously funny. I cant recall what became of them.
As you say Jean, they are so adaptable.
It's a fine photo, love it.
OH yes, it's a great look around, isn't it? If you posted enough photos of the progress of a sneeze, you might get a look around which would function like one of those old flip along books, which are like a film! I often become frustrated with Lookarounds of places as they don't 'look around far enough, and there's only a variation of a few degrees in the shots, rather than actually as if you were turning around, which is what i expected them to be like, but in your raccoons, it's really good to be able to instantly flip from one to another. Well done Jean and well done Google earth!
Very best wishes to you, Jean, really the best look around I've come across so far!
Sue Allen, do you mean more like this?
Sue, I sometimes feel that way too about the Look Arounds. This one really surprised me because it really looks like you change from one to the other. I would wish that I could congratulate the person behind this nice piece of ... whatever it is! Really cool stuff! I'm just amazed... and tickled pink!
I do ask some silly questions forgive me. now I know what it is. Well done Jean, it LOOKS great.
I got a little confused there! It seems we were all typing at the same moment!
Now that is the oddest experience for me in Panoramio yet!
Jessica G., thank you for that fine compliment! I still think of your winter chickadee!
Don, now I wouldn't want to spoil them, maybe after the economy strengthens! ha ha
and Don, that is one of the best things I have ever seen, that Klaus Herr is super fantastic! I have been in there before and had so much fun 'walking' up the hill to the bridge and tried to get into the vehicle but it was locked. I flung out my arms and spun around until I got dizzy. It is a great link!! Thanks!
Jim, there was a TV story showing a really funny raccoon pet living in a house here in America a few months ago. Someone even pointed it out to me on u-tube but I don't remember the proper names to find it again. It showed the pet raccoon living inside and apparantly had been fine until he got to adulthood then he started making holes in the walls. He had destroyed the kitchen cabinets too. But he was perfectly tame, just unruly and wouldn't stop making the holes. The homeowner was so totally in love with the critter. He was cute on TV! Just so you know... The raccoons in my photos are wild and only come to visit.
Sue, somehow I was able to see your comment before I saw the ones above it! My view counters are not working, I'm not getting ANY Panoramio emails whereas only recently I at least got a tiny few. I wonder what is UP! Or down. Things are not always ducky, are they?
Jim, thanks for figuring that out!
Thank you Jazz, and I will be back to see you tomorrow. I have to go now.
Whow! Voted! Jean that´s great! you have your own "Look arrond". Congratulations! Klaus
Yes! Klaus, I was so excited when I discovered it! I think the one responsible for creating the 'look around' did a wonderful job, good work. I was so surprised and never imagined that a look around could come from such pictures. Really cool! Thanks for your lovely comment!
:))) Great capture
Thank you very much, Dario.M.
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