Those of you who have followed this blog for some time, might remember that I have a real thing for raccoons. We don’t have them in Sweden, so my first encounter was in Quebec. He looked in through the patio door … our eyes met … and it was Love!
Living in apartment here, of course I miss the backyard wildlife and the raccoons in particular. I know, I know … they’re considered pest, but that’s another story.
Two times now, in as many weeks, a fellow amateur photographer, has posted beautiful raccoon photos in FB, from Rockwood Park, where we go most every day! The thing is, we always go there in the daytime, and he’d been there around 6 o’clock in the evening. He had shot one, that was so funny, where the ring-tail was sticking out of a garbage can!
So, the other day, I pulled myself together, and went out to the park after supper. After waiting, patiently, for about half an hour, I finally saw the raccoon. However, I don’t know if that evening was special, because there were so many people there … people with dogs and children! The raccoon was rather shy, and didn’t come out in the open. I went in to the wood, and he immediately climbed up a tree and sat there, looking at me.
There were oodles of branches and twigs, but I at least got one, half-decent picture of him. This is a place that must be very attractive to raccoons, as people put out all kinds of food items around the bird/squirrel feeders. Apples, lettuce, crackers … you name it! So I will keep going there, in the evenings, when the friendly little bandits are out 🙂
The reason I entitled this post «Raccoon Hollow»; We wanted to buy a computer from Dell, many years ago, with Windows98 on it, and not Vista! In order to do so, you had to state that you had a business, otherwise you automatically got a computer with Vista! So we lied, made up a name for our small business … and Raccoon Hollow was born LOL.