Just before dawn on Friday, I grabbed my morning cup of coffee to drink on the back porch, sat down and noticed that the leaves on part of an Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' were moving. The morning was quite still and no other trees were showing signs of a breeze passing by. I sat for a while watching and realized that there was something up there causing the movement. Before I could make out what it was, I grabbed my camera. When I came back out the door, this little guy had made his way further down the tree. Had something scared him up the tree? Was he looking for a bird's nest?
He seemed interested in the beam of light the camera sends out in the dark to auto focus and appeared to be fairly young. Was this one of the little buggers who ate all my fish in November? Camera or gun - always a difficult choice as to which to grab...
"I wonder If I can get down this way?"
Was this his first visit do you suppose? They look so cute that it's hard to remember what vicious creatures they are. You know, like politicians.
The top of the gate isn't quite wide enough.
We often see a few larger raccoons passing by the greenhouse. They trigger the outside light which allows to watch them for several minutes. We've always seen raccoons in the garden and it's especially sweet when a mom and her kits hang out in the trees. Better get that electric fence back up as we've just put fish in the pond again.