This was an entertaining observation. It took place at roughly 8:30pm CST.
This Raccoon ran across the alley in front of my car as I was coming home from work on Wednesday night. After crossing the alley, he scampered up a tree, and climbed high into the upper branches.
I stopped, rolled down my window, and fumbled for my camera. I could tell right away that it was in a weird state. The setting were all wrong. I grumbled to myself as I struggled to make the necessary adjustments in the dark. I was sure I was missing my chance to get pictures of this Raccoon
When I finally had the camera ready I turned to look out the window, and was shocked to find the Raccoon staring me right in the face. While I was fumbling around he must have become curious at the sound of my voice, and come down from the high branches to investigate.
I was able to take several pictures of him at near point blank range. A couple of times he turned away as if he were ready to move on, but each time on a whistle or a word from me would bring him right back.
After a few minutes of this the Raccoon tired, and decided to continue on his way. He climbed down onto the fence, gave me one last look, and then followed the fence around to a corner of the yard. There he climbed down onto a trash bin, jumped to the ground, and then darted away between two houses and into the darkness.
|Date||-||November 2, 2011|
|Time of Day||-||Night|
|Habitat||-||Residential – Single Family|
|Type of Behavior||-||Curiosity|
|Main Article||-||Raccoon||Observation Location|