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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Feetsies

 
photo by John Sandel

SOMEbody's been at the trash.


26 comments:

dive said...

I assume that's not Boz, so do you have raccoons in Pasadena or are these maybe feral children or small werewolves?

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

No dirt! That's a $50 fine straight away...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Those look familiar... Will never forget the time I heard some scratchings on the roof.. went outside and caught two raccoons doing the nasty!. yep, then they came down and tried to chase me and my son!

Adele said...

So cool!

Bellis said...

Oh dear, the raccoons got muddy. I guess they were looking for a bowl of water in which to wash their hands before dinner.

Petrea Burchard said...

Raccoons and feral children, definitely. No werewolves that I'm aware of, but we have coyotes living in the neighborhood. That's a raccoon print, though. Looks like a little bear to me.

hamilton said...

raccoons are cute... until they get into your garbage.

LONDONLULU said...

That's amazing! (Our raccoons are pretty elusive, no cool feetsie evidence.)

altadenahiker said...

Oh, that's funny. I get raccoon tootsies on the hood of my car.

Petrea Burchard said...

Sometimes we see them outside John's office window, but they are quick to run when the curtain moves. Elusive is the word.

LOLfromPasa said...

Racoons...now that is amazing to me. In Pasadena???? How about that!

Virginia said...

Don't you be feeding those coons or they'll be sitting at your dinner table ordering vin blanc before you know it.
V

Deb said...

Well you must have (had) tasty trash!

John Sandel said...

Great shades of Brown Jenkins!

TheChieftess said...

Looks like baby bear paws! We came home from our trip to find our barbecue strewn all over the back patio... Our local bear thought the grill was a tasty morsel!

Laura Monteros said...

Raccoons are mean sun-of-a-guns. They get really big--maybe three feet tall when they stand on their hind legs--and they will go after you if you feed them and they want more. I don't think the tales of them pulling hound dogs under water and drowning them are false.

Laura Monteros said...

Oops. son-of-a-guns. Or probably sons-of-a-gun. Or guns.

Petrea Burchard said...

I promise we won't feed them! But our neighbor leaves kibble out for the skunks.

Susan Campisi said...

As I was driving home last night in Altadena, an animal was running straight toward me in the middle of the road. At first I thought it was a coyote, it was so big. But nope, it was a raccoon. Poor thing seemed disoriented by the headlights.

Ms M said...

A few weeks ago at night, our cat, Macie, suddenly ran to the patio door, growling. Out of the darkness appeared a raccoon face. It nosed the door and put its paw on the glass. Macie was not amused (more growing, hissing, striking out at the glass). The raccoon wasn't fazed in the least. It shrugged, and finally wandered off with its partner. But Macie still goes on "raccoon alert" when darkness falls.

Petrea Burchard said...

Seems a lot of us have raccoon tales to tell. I guess they get around. They're opportunists, I suppose. And who isn't?

Adele said...

A long time ago, I had two cats that were allowed to go outside, with supervision. One day I propped the kitchen door open and turned away momentarily. A raccoon came right into the kitchen and was eating the cat food. My cat came in right behind him. I think all three of us were freaked out!

Dina said...

I don't appreciate coons but I love this photo.
Your neighbor leaves food for skunks???!! Meshugana.

Petrea Burchard said...

They don't really want to deal with us, do they, Adele? The food overtook his better judgement.

Dina, he's a well-meaning soul. And I guess the skunks get hungry.

Dina said...

I hope the skunks show their appreciation by not spraying.
It is one of the world's worst smells. yuck

Petrea Burchard said...

I know! So far, so good.
For an urban neighborhood, our area harbors a lot of wildlife: raccoons, squirrels, skunks, coyotes, and opossums. Then of course the flocks of crows and parrots. They all do okay around here, and I welcome their presence.