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Comments (20)

Sue Allen on November 9, 2008

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, sue

Sue Allen on November 9, 2008

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

cheers, Jean, sue

Jean Gregory Evans on November 10, 2008

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.



Hans Sterkendries on November 11, 2008

A remarkable collection you've got there! Thanks for sharing.

Best regards from Belgium - Hans

Jean Gregory Evans on November 13, 2008

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!


Rafl on November 13, 2008

are all fantastic photo!!!


Jean Gregory Evans on November 22, 2008

Rafl, thank you. I just realized that this photo has a Look Around! My first!


Jessica G. on November 23, 2008

A raccoon Look Around! One of Panoramio's best. :)

D.R.Lamont on November 23, 2008

now that is cool! you had better get them a nice trout this spring to eat, they deserve it!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 23, 2008

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.


Sue Allen on November 23, 2008

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!


D.R.Lamont on November 23, 2008

Sue Allen, do you mean more like this?

Jean Gregory Evans on November 23, 2008

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!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 23, 2008

I do ask some silly questions forgive me. now I know what it is. Well done Jean, it LOOKS great.


Jean Gregory Evans on November 23, 2008

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!

Thanks everyone!


Jean Gregory Evans on November 25, 2008

Thank you Jazz, and I will be back to see you tomorrow. I have to go now.


K.Herr on December 5, 2008

Whow! Voted! Jean that´s great! you have your own "Look arrond". Congratulations! Klaus

Jean Gregory Evans on December 7, 2008

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!



Dario Marić on March 31, 2009

:))) Great capture

Jean Gregory Evans on March 31, 2009

Thank you very much, Dario.M.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 8, 2008
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    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2008/06/08 16:08:12
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash