Friday, September 11, 2015

Raccoon in the Yard

DSC_0351 Raccoon in Mere Point Yard 6-3015

June 30, 2015, Mere Point Cottage: Living in Maine you never know what will show up in your yard. While the squirrels and chipmunks are pretty much expected during the summer, the rest of the wildlife can be unpredictable. I had both red and gray foxes come through the yard while I lived at Mere Point, and porcupines were sighted more than once, I never had a deer in the yard and until this summer, I never saw a raccoon. This summer one found my bird feeders before I moved away, but it never climbed the feeders. It just came and nibbled on spilled seed! It was fun to see the ‘coon, but I am sure glad it did not become a nuisance! No ‘coons here at the new house so far, and I only just saw my first chipmunk this week! With dogs and cats running free down here, I think the wildlife is very wary and very scarce.

DSC_0352 These are all the same raccoon taken the same night. This was at 6:30 PM and the color difference is due to different setting on my camera.



  1. He's a cute little fella! Hopefully he's not a seed thief!! Ours is definitely a little bandit… :-)

  2. Kelly, I only saw it once or twice and now I don't live there anymore!

  3. Wow! You really haven't blogged in a long time:)


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.