Saturday, December 08, 2007
raccoons



Since there seemed to be a lot of interest in the Raccoons that were in that Dumpster in my last post, I thought I would give you a treat or two....Here above, a family of five Raccoons having a fabulous meal....!

And then, this one above is a short but cute video of two baby raccoons...this is so dear....And the last one, below...Is as cute as it can be! A couple of Raccoons, Wrestling....LOL! This one will make you smile and warm your heart, too!

More To Come......







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31 Comments:
had this to say:

They are so cute, and just charming to watch!

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 4:38:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Good Saturday morning to you Naomi !

The racoons look incredibly cute !

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 5:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Those raccoons are soooo cute.....

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 6:18:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hello Naomi - hope you have a great weekend!

We don't have raccoons in Norway you know so this was very intersting to me - thanks for sharing these wonderful vids!

www.terella.no

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 7:48:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I have just been catching up on the posts I missed while I have been away!

As ever, your photographs of the bee visitors are amazing. That post is a study in bee behaviour! :)

It also sounds like you are having one heck of a clear out. That is something I really need to do as well though it is definitley an emotional ride at times. I think I need to gte rid of some cobwebs though. Good luck with the rest of the clear out!

As for those racoons - how sweet! When I stayed in the suburbs of Detroit we had a racoon who used to come and visit on the deck there. We used to feed him nuts and cookies. I used to love watching him pick up the food and eat, all the time keeping a watchful eye on us! :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 8:24:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Just *too* cute.....

Guess it also helps to be so 'funny' looking.... [chuckle]

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 2:31:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

It's ALMOST enough to make me want one as a pet. But I don't think that would fly :)

Dropped by from Michele's to wish you a great weekend, Naomi. It's been a quiet one online - a good opportunity, perhaps, for us all to catch up on the little things that matter most.

Send my best to these furry beauties.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 2:51:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I think Rachel feeds raccoons that come up onto her porch.
We used to have a pet raccoon many years ago just after we were married.
A young man we knew had found a nest of babies and gave us one. We named him Rascal and raised him until he became an adult and started getting more aggressive. He left one day and never came back. I think he found a lady friend.

Thanks for reminding me of the actor's name (Jim Broadbent) in the movie, Longford. My brain shut off when I was writing my comment to you and I couldn't recall anything.
I will definitely look for Enchanted April. I can search for it on my DirecTV and see if it is coming up on any movie channels. If not. I can find in on DVD elswhere. It sounds like my kind of movie.
I love romances!!

I recorded Pictures of Hollis Woods this past Sunday night. It's a Hallmark movie starring Sissy Spaceck. It is a heartwarming story, and I enjoyed it.

Well, my comment is a LONG one.
I'll scroll down and see what other raccoon gems you have there.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 5:19:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

That is just so good of you. You really took the time to please everyone. I just so love those videos. The first one....oh they really seemed to be hungry. They're feasting on the food but were wary about your video. The second one is just oh so cute. They seemed to be so comfortable in that blanket made like a hammock or is it a real hammock? The third one as you said was right....they really made me smile. It was fun watching them play ..... just being carefree.
Thanks for sharing. BTW, we don't have raccoons over here. Do they bite when held? Can you cuddle them?

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 5:26:00 PM PST 

Anonymous LYN
had this to say:

First two videos were no longer available but the 3rd one was just as cute and reminiscent of two little boys wrestling. I always knew when a raccoon came calling because it made a lot of noise trying to lift the metal cover to my underground dumpster. It was fascinating to watch as when food was found it called the young ones down from the tree in our front yard where they had been safely hidden and quietly they all marched down the street together.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 5:50:00 PM PST 

Anonymous LYN
had this to say:

OOPS ...I TRIED AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY ALLPLAYED...TOO CUTE FOR WORDS.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 5:58:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Yep. Raccoons are cute. I took some photos of one last month when I rented a cabin near Asheville, NC, Naomi. That critter was bold as could be--my being there with a camera didn't faze him one bit.

Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 7:19:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

We fed/named a raccoon a few years back. We thought it was male until it gave birth to a family. One night Husband rescued one of the babies from falling off a gutter. When they are friendly (or at least cautiously friendly), raccoons are delightful company. We, of course, didn't have any trash that they could get into...or I might not have felt so warm toward them.

Michelle sent me. :-)

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 12:50:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I think I'll pass on critters like that - very cute to look at, but lots of trouble ;)

we have possoms here - my last house had a small community of them living in the roof. Because they're protected its not legal to bait or trap them so I was stuck with the noisy little blighters. Just before I moved out a very wise person told me that all one needs to do to get rid of possoms is to install an electric light in the ceiling - as they are nocturnal they soon move on to a darker place . Darn, that could have been so easy.

anyway, Michelle sent me, and I really love the look of your blog.

d :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 1:24:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

So close to the home as well; they are like the squirrels we have in their manner.

Michele sent me.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 3:28:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Really cute Naomi.. love the wrestling match hehe.. at first I couldn't figure out what "wasn't right" with that little video until near the end when I finally noticed one raccoon doesn't have a tail!.. but a happy little fellow regardless!

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 5:00:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

So ... and I know I'm going to appear ignorant - do you have them in the towns? Or is it like the UK, mainly country/suburbs? Or have they become like the foxes in the UK ... urban pests? [And I know that there are many people who wont agree with that BUT we're all differetn right ;o)]

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 5:45:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

My husband had a raccoon as a pet when he was growing up in Massachusetts. Now we get them on our deck. I love to watch them eat the cat food with their tiny black hands as they stare at us with eyes that say, "Please don't take this delicious meal away from us."

All the videos were fun! Thanks for sharing, Naomi.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 6:06:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

OMG how cute are they. Love them. When I was very young we went to a place here in Massachusetts called Benson's Wild Animal Farm. It was like a petting zoo I guess. The racoons were behind some kind of chicken wire and you could give them peanuts in the shell. I still remember how gently they took the nuts from my hand and how remarkable their little hands were. Thanks for the wonderful views.

Michele sent me by the way.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 9:54:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Thank you Naomi! You made my day! I love raccoons, they are so cute!
I never see one in person, only on movies. Many hugs!

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 12:56:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Michele sent me here to check out your wildlife! Great shots Naomi.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 2:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I have never asked you...is your avatar a picture of you or from some movie?

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 2:51:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Not one but three!! racoon flicks. Way to be, Old Lady.

I'm here via Michele's.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 4:33:00 PM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Oh wow....I really enjoyed this! That first one was amazing...I couldn't get over how the one on the right kept his face RIGHT on the camera/person filming while reaching out for more food...lol
And did I hear somebody burp? lol This was just too cute...thanks for sharing, Naomi. I loved it and now I know what I want for Christmas.....A racoon! lol Well, I have the cat anyway....a Maine Coon cat, with a fluffy, big tail just like they have.
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 5:11:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Lady: I returned the favor, blogroll-wise. Thanks.

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 6:52:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I never quite think of racoons as 'real', I suppose in a way you might not think koalas are 'real'. They (the racoons, and yeah the koalas too) are soooo cute!

I remember when I first visited the UK and seeing my first squirrel and how cute I thought they were. Notice how I said "I thought", they were? Bloody nothing but a nusience the little devils, stealing stuff from bins etc., I guess racoons are of similar nature...

Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 10:42:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Adorable!!
~s

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12:55:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Very cute but boy are they noisy eaters! Ha!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 7:22:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Really liked these racoon videos.

I was awakened in the wee hours of the morning a few weeks ago by noises of creatures fighting, unlike any sounds I'd ever heard before. Thinking they were in an area I wouldn't be able to see out my window I made no attempt to see what they were.

The next morning areas of my side yard had large swatches of sod turned upside down and what appeared to be rather large size footprints. Later someone identified that scene as probably attributable to racoons looking for grubs. In over thirty years here we've never had this happen before.

We did have a rather large racoon on our roof leaning and reaching out to my children from over the roof at our front entrance some years ago. They are cunning animals.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 11:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I can't believe I missed there, they're so amazing! In the first video, they really did make me think of bandits. They were reaching, stuffing their faces and the whole time looking at the cameraman, funny that nature decided to endow them with this sign right on their faces. I love raccoons, so adorable! I know a lot of people don't because of the mess they cause but I don't care.

I saw a man this summer carrying two baby raccoons on his shoulders, they were practically newborns. He was bringing them to an animal rescue but I got to touch them and I was absolutely enamored. Thank you so much for showing these. It's never to enjoy that sort of thing!

Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 2:35:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Can't believe I'm so far behind in reading! I love the raccoon clips! These could easily be taken here as we have lots of raccoons. They love cat and dog food! Well, they love any food pretty much!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 7:21:00 PM PST 

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