Sunday, February 27, 2011

Uninvited Guest?

This curious little guy (or big guy) either lives under the shed or under the house.  They eat anything and everything, coming out at night to cause their mischief.  Maybe that's not fair, and it's really "cute" but I'm not sure whether having a raccoon around is good or bad news for us living in the cottage.  If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

It all started snowed a little and we started looking at animal tracks.  There are lots of feral cats in our neighborhood (the humane society traps them, neuters/spays them, then releases them back into the wild) but some tracks definitely didn't fit in with those!  I wish I'd taken a picture, but we looked them up online later, coming up with the fact that it was a raccoon.  We borrowed the trail camera from work, setting it up between the shed and the cottage.

We also got this video footage:

It's only five seconds long, but you get the point!

1 comment:

Gilbrides said...

Wow! That is cool you got such great pictures of your racoon. Don't know if they are good to have around your house either, but I hope that he doesn't cause you any trouble! :)