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Sunday, June 15, 2008

PEEK-A-BOO

You can't tell the size of this old fir tree from the picutre, but it is huge. It's in my back yard, just beyond the fence.
As I was warming my lunch yesterday, I looked out the back door and saw something climbing up the tree. As soon as I saw its tail I knew it was a raccoon. As I've mentioned before we seem to have plenty of the critters hanging around. I have to be very careful they don't get my little dogs.
When it was about twenty feet up the tree, it curled up in it's cradle of small, new branches and took a little nap in the sun. I grabbed my camera, took my lunch out to the deck and watched for it to start climbing again so I could get a picture.
Then my dogs began barking and woke the coon up. It looked over the branches at us, then began to climb again. Unfortunately it went to the back of the tree. I watched and waited and eventually it peeked around the tree at us, but as soon as I pointed the camera at it to take it's picture it hid again. We played this little game of Peek-A-Boo for about five minutes. Finally it stayed behind the tree and I had work to do, but I did manage a picture. It isn't as sharp as it should be because I didn't have my tripod set up and I was zoomed in 100%.

It looks cute sitting up there but don't let them fool you. These little rascals can be very vicious, they carry dangerous diseases and will kill your small pets.
I hope you all had a good week-end and will have a wonderful week.

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