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Mom, The Camera Is Over There! Sweet Face Let's pinch some Witchy Orange Delights See, What Happened Was Shyly Hoping This Is Where I Go To Relax
Her eyes popped open just as my camera and I discovered her napping under a Dogwood Tree on a hot afternoon. The Raccoon gave me that look and watched us as the camera repeatedly clicked and whirred for a few moments.
She didn’t move but her eyes followed us as we moved away to leave her to finish her good day of sleep.
Isn’t it just awful to be awakened in the middle of the night by a startling ring of the phone which is just some idiot playing a joke? I imagined that must have been the sort of thing she experienced as I interrupted her sleep. I wondered if her thoughts of me and the clicking, whirring camera were similar to my thoughts and my good night of sleep interrupted.
Photo taken in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA.
© Jean Gregory Evans
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS 1/40s 40mm f/5 ISO-400


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  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 3 years ago

    Love raccoons… What a treat for you.

  • Yes, Mark, it really is a wonderful treat! I love raccoons too. :)

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    How beautiful Jean. I have a mother Raccoon that has been visiting my bird feeders eating the sunflower seeds. I have been leaving extra food for her over our fence. She apparantely has young but I have not seen them yet. Gorgeous shot. BB

  • Thank you, Brenda. Good luck with your raccoons. The ones around my neck of the woods are pretty friendly after several generations now. They are fun to watch and interesting to see how they compare to pets and easy to understand how they are still wild animals. I sometimes get tickled when I see them shove each other. You’d never see my cats or any of the dogs I know doing that sort of thing. The raccoons have some odd ways … maybe ethnic differences, shall we say?

    – Jean Gregory Evans

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