Friday, September 10, 2010

Neighborhood Raccoons (Alexandria)

Every night when it gets dark, raccoons come up the back steps and eat peanuts on Eric's dad's deck. They are about the size of cats, a little skittish, but very comfortable around humans. They have long slender front paws and their sense of touch is predominant. When they seek out their food, they locate it more with their hands than they do with their sense of sight. Tonight we watched five neighborhood raccoons eat, interact, and this one was the cutest.


Hariklia said...

Very cute indeed!

Hijabee said...

Though I'm scared of them, this is a cute raccoon :)