Late night visitor, raccoon 11:34 PM

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedMarch 10, 2018
TakenMarch 9, 2018
Exposure1/30 sec at f/4
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash
Focal Length9.9 mm
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Tippi, our dog alerted me to this enormous raccoon on our bird feeder stand last night ...It was pitch black outside but used my flashlight and the camera's flash in order to see him and to shoot a few images through the window..Only this one picture turned out, half way decent even though there are reflective spots over his head from the glare of the flashlight on the window and cameras flash.. but no red pin points in the pupils of the eyes from the flash that sometimes happens late at night and his eyes are sharply focused.

As much as little Tippi wanted to go outside and chase the raccoon away I kept her safely in the house and I did not venture to go outside either...You never know when a wild raccoon could have rabies or might even bite out of fear...

One good reason why I don't leave food containers overnight on the wooden stand is because creatures like this can be destructive.. He partly wrecked one side of the stand because of his weight. I nailed back the section that was hanging loose this morning before I could feed the birds fresh sunflower seeds in the bowl provided for them during the day and hung back up their suet. There were very few seeds left and mostly shells that late at night for this guy to even bother scavenging:)

Best View in Light-box! Thank you!!!

Thank you David de London for nominating this for photo of the week 3/12/2018! Appreciated!

6 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (10 Mar 2018):

    a great portrait!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Mar 2018):

    You got a beautiful capture of him, I love this image and the narrative, too!!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro   gave props (11 Mar 2018):


  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (12 Mar 2018):

    Great shot of this little visitor!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (12 Mar 2018):

    Fantastic color and detail.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (14 Mar 2018):

    Great shot!

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