Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Masked Creature

This little guy scampered across the roadway in Wychwood Park and headed up the tree but not before stopping to give me a good looking over. There are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of these raccoons living in Toronto getting into all kinds of trouble - eating garbage, ripping their way into people's homes, etc. They are cute though! That is a large trampolines in a Wychwood back garden behind him.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are cute! and incorrigible! and smart! and able! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a super capture Pat, very obliging of Rocky Racoon to stop and pose for you, they are extraordinary looking, like little masked bandits ☺

Christine said...

I have a soft spot for them & he is looking at you as if begging you not to give him away!

Tom said...

Great shot of the little bandit.

William Kendall said...

Devious but cute. I see them here from time to time. I remember one hot day seeing one snoozing up on a large branch in a tree.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I have to agree they are cute. But having put up with them ripping garbage and generally causing havoc isn't fun.

Stefan Jansson said...

Cute it is.

Lowell said...

They may be cute but are miserable critters and mess things up badly...I've not seen any in our neighborhood but they are around the area. In Pennsylvania they were a big nuisance, climbing a long flight of back steps to tear our garbage apart! Aargh!

Nice shot, though!

biebkriebels said...

Amazing to sse a racoon in the city.!

Silver Willow said...

cute, but a problem, for sure. do they set many traps for them?

Cloudia said...

oh what fun! I have seen their footprints on my back deck and have told Pixie to give them a wide berth. She is more of a runner than a fighter, so she should be OK while supervised.

Karen S. said...

They sure are cute, but oh they can be trouble!

Sharon Anck said...

He gave you a perfect pose! They are very cute with their little masked faces.

Gosia k said...

wow nice shot

Catalyst said...

Looks like you gave HIM a good looking-over, too! Great picture.

bill burke said...

Nice one! I've never seen one up close. Cute and he even posed for you. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a cute critter. I love the pose and photo. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Hope you are having a great weekend.

jennyfreckles said...

They always look like they're on their way to a party, a masked ball.

Revrunner said...

You did well to capture this elusive fellow.

Jack said...

Cute photo, RedPat.

Linda said...

He is cute! Glad we haven't had any in my yard though.

Andy said...

I think he likes you Pat. ヽ༼⊙_⊙༽ノ

Jeanne said...

love seeing these little raccoons! We see them often at our cabin and they can be so personable, except when they are after the birdseed in the bird feeder!

carol l mckenna said...

Sweet shot ~ great photo ~ thanks,

Wishing you a special week ~ ^_^

Taken For Granted said...

We had a friend who was in her 90s, and did not see too well. A raccoon got into her house. She got a broom and swept it out the back door says, "That pesky cat didn't want to leave." That gave us a laugh. Fortunately there was no harm done to anyone, including the raccoon.

Karl Demetz said...

Super cute capture, Pat !

Laura. M said...

Parece que está un poco asustado.

Jenn Jilks said...

It's amazing the critters in the city!