FURRY BANDITS HITTING THE DECK – Marilyn Armstrong

The other night when the dark-of-the-night camera decided to go bonkers, it took 1012 pictures. Nine-hundred and ninety-nine of them were flying squirrels sitting on the feeder. After deleting about 600 of the ones that looked essentially identical, I got a few in which you could actually sort of almost see the little flyers.

That left another couple of hundred pictures, all of which are our raccoons.

C’mon baby, you can do it!

Two have finally gotten to the food, one on the deck …

We seem to attract the same set of three masked banditos each night. They are getting awfully fat and are having trouble clambering over the fence. I can practically see them gasping for breath as they haul their bulk over the railing.

Looking out to see if there’s any more food they are missing!



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9 replies

  1. Yeah, they’re getting pudgy. Would only be more perfect if there was an empty can of beer nearby (or two). They’d look a lot like my “good ol’ boy” neighbors who just sit around and drink beer next to the barbecue on game days.

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    • I’m pretty sure they’d like the beer. They like everything else, so why not? I can’t put on the game for them because there are none, but maybe the beer would be enough. Then, every morning, i could come outside and find a bunch of drunken raccoons sprawled on the deck.

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  2. You have to admit they are awfully cute.

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  3. That first photo…!! Mine! All mine!! Who knew you had so much activity while you are in peaceful slumber. Do the dogs hear any noises outside from your little bandits?

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  4. They are cu?te. Do you think they are a family?

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    • I think they are. These three are young. Short tails, not fully developed masks. So I think they are adolescents and they are a sociable group. And they are not nearly as big as the full-grown ones who are much taller. But the youngsters do most of the climbing. Raccoons are notoriously lazy.

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