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I photographed this juvenile raccoon as it foraged for food in the Lacassine marshlands of southwestern Louisiana, USA.

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    So adorable,,,great capture!!!

  • Thank you, DLouise!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 1 year ago

    wonderful image

  • Thank you, Martina!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Sweet face…great capture, Bonnie!

  • Thank you, Dot!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful close up my friend. Well done. Hugs

  • Thank you, Tom!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

    Such an adorable capture, Bonnie…

  • Thanks so much!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 1 year ago

    What a sweet, yet determined expression on this cute little bandit, Bonnie! I wish we had these fellas over here, even if they are naughty!! Endearing portrait work! ;o)

  • Thank you, Krys! Your word “bandit” is a fitting word for these crafty creatures! The good Carmelite nuns at the monastery where I volunteer recently came to discover there had been a band of bandits in their attic! A family of raccoons had found lodging there and settled in nicely, rent free! The nuns, unaware of this, knew that something was awry; their cat, Squeak, a very timid, attic-loving feline, was no longer coming down for her meals. Although they called to her, she wouldn’t respond. They figured she had wandered away from the monastery and met with misfortune somewhere. Then, weird noises started but they couldn’t detect anything when they searched. Finally, some of the men from the area who volunteer to do odd jobs the nuns can’t tackle went deeper into the attic and found the culprits. Traps set, they got the unwelcome guests out, and much to their surprise, Squeak made her presence known with her characteristic squeak. She was just as terrified of the men as she was of raccoon and wouldn’t come from her place of hiding. Sr. Raphael, her best buddy, decided she had to do something. She braved the darkness of the attic and emerged with a very very emaciated Squeak. She is presently at the vet’s, recuperating slowly from a month of slow starvation and stark terror. Needless to say, the nuns were not very impressed with my raccoon pictures and stories; they know the bandit side of them better than I do! (By now you must be thinking, "Why did I use that word! Bonnie’s gone off on one of her tangents!) Thank you again, Krys; your comments are always thought provoking to me!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    29 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you very much!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago

    Excellent Image! 01/31/2013
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  • Thank you, Deborah! I’m so pleased with this news!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

  • flyrod
    flyrodover 1 year ago

  • A delightful comment! Thank you!

    – Bonnie T. Barry

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