Raccoon (Thief In The Night)

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© Andrea Petersen
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They shall run upon the wall, they shall
climb up upon the houses: They shall
enter in at the windows like a thief...Joel 2: 9.

This thief of the night,
Was a stranger
Who for me posed
No threat or danger.
He said in meeting,
"I won't bite
Thru' a window closed
And will be leaving soon
With other raccoons,
Just let me finish eating!"
Poetry by me, AJP

I learned my lesson several years ago in attempting to take a picture outside of a mother raccoon at the home place of my folks..She had 5 young ones...She chased me right in the house and I almost slammed the door on her nose...I would not recommend getting that close to a wild raccoon again unless there is a closed window or door between you...There is always a danger of a raccoon having rabies. This raccoon jumped on the feeder last night...and I was glad I did not have my zoom lens on as there was no time to change it and went with the 18-55 mm lens I had on my camera..It was 3 feet away from the window. It was 9:00 PM when I shot this picture and I set the camera lens right on the window and used flash.

38 responses

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (29 May 2009):

    that is just the cutest little shot ever...

  • Roberto Noto

    Roberto Noto gave props (29 May 2009):

    awww AWSM shot !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2009):

    This is a fantastic shot! A zoom lens would have cut your light way back. So glad you had the wide angle on.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 May 2009):

    Thank you for the nice comments...You are so right Regenia.It was pretty dark when I shot this picture and the zoom would have ruined it completely that time of night and being that close to the window..

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (29 May 2009):

    Fantastic Shot!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 May 2009):

    Very cool shot,Andrea! She got green eyes! Awesome entry! =)

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (29 May 2009):

    They are so cute and get into so much trouble..excellent shot Andrea.

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (29 May 2009):

    Naughty? Yes, but nice if yu get to know them. I think they think I am one of them..

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (29 May 2009):

    Great shot!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (29 May 2009):

    Awesome shot!! I love it!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (29 May 2009):

    And you nailed it!!! Great sharp capture!! The alum. foil in the foreground looks like shards of broken glass.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (29 May 2009):

    Thanks to all...Donald what looks like alum foil in the foreground is sunflower seeds on the bird feeder. The raccoon was hanging on the other end about to climb on the feeder when I shot this picture...It was such a close range from where I shot the picture that there was very little depth of field.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   said (29 May 2009):

    Amazing tricks played on the eye!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (29 May 2009):

    This is an awesome shot Andrea! I bet that raccoon wondered what lit up the world!!! Don't feel bad Donald, it does look like aluminum foil instead of sunflower seeds!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2009):

    OUTDOOR LIFE!! Truly AWEsome, Andrea!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2009):

    Oh my ... this is fabulous!! What a great capture!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (30 May 2009):

    Caught in the act! Great capture!

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (30 May 2009):

    Wonderful clarity and lighting! Well done.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (31 May 2009):

    Super shot Andrea...

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (31 May 2009):

    Oh what a cutie! great clear shot here Andrea!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (31 May 2009):

    This is a fabulous shot! Perfect timing!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (31 May 2009):

    Oh, Andrea... this is an awesome shot. They are the cutiest things, but yes can be very dangerous!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (31 May 2009):

    so cute!!!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    Outstanding work, Andrea. So...adorable. You really captured his expressive eyes.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (1 Jun 2009):

    What a cute shot!!!

  • Mary Ali

    Mary Ali gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    Great shot!

  • Ted Zahn

    Ted Zahn gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    This is an absolutely wonderful image. Who says you have to go to exotic places to get great photos?

  • Marek Glinka

    Marek Glinka gave props (25 Jun 2009):

    ;)))))

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (22 Jul 2009):

    Excellent shot!!! Even though I harbor vehement raccoon dislike ($1700 roof repair!)...that's a really cute shot!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (12 Aug 2009):

    Oh, what a great capture...and through a window, no less!! Bravo.

  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    amazing!!!! lol this just makes me smile!

  • John Smith

    John Smith (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):

    So neat,nice capture.

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2009):

    Such an awesome capture! Absolutely adorable.

  • Daniel Mueller

    Daniel Mueller gave props (27 Mar 2010):

    Great picture!! Amazing timing...we used to wait up in our sweet corn to scare away these beasts.

  • Louise Fahy

    Louise Fahy gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    oooooh how cute!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    magic

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    A++++ u know i love this !!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Great capture...love it!

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