My Raccoon.

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My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:05 pm

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Pink Paw having breakfast, while this year's babies consider trying to come in, too.
But there are limits to the number of raccoons allowed in the house, at the same time.

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by potatotoro » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:27 am

o my gosh, are you a disney princess?

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by BabyDragon » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:34 pm

they aren't scared of humans are they?

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Post by crow » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:51 pm

This one isn't, although even after nine years, she is still not exactly tame. Civilized, yes, but not tame.
But I am not a scary human, to them, like most humans are. These critters know I like having them around.
My wife is crazy about them, and we don't mind the inconvenience of raccoon behavior.
You can't really see from the picture, but the windows are covered in muddy paw prints :)

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Post by potatotoro » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:36 pm

the view from your window looks beautiful!

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:57 pm

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It's peaceful, mostly.

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From the top gazebo to the bottom one, and our house, in summer.

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Shortly after I finished the top gazebo, and terracing, from the house.
Hardly surprising the raccoons like it here.

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by Entity » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:12 pm

That is amazing.
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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:37 pm

You should see our garden in full summer. I've never seen anything as beautiful. Wild and natural, coaxed and cared-for to bring out its maximum potential.
Complete with animals and birds, lounging around, enjoying themselves, like icing on a cake.

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by BabyDragon » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:09 am

wow, that's a really nice place to live in :)

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:27 am

Visually, yes. It is very pleasant. Like most things, though, no matter what its appearance, it comes with its own problems.
The air, for example, is not as pure as you might think. It is not far from a pulp mill, and an urban garbage incinerator.
I have big problems with allergies, quite apart from those caused by the tons of pollen raining down from the trees.
It is so wet in winter, for so long, that everything rots and mildews, very quickly.
And the people around here are the most awful I have ever been around.
Almost the entire population consists of lesbians, feminists, gays, and various left-wing activists.
Ironically, they're always whining about the lack of diversity hereabouts.
Haha :)

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by DreamWriter » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:52 am

Aww, he's so cute. xD
Does he/she have a name?

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:19 am

Pink Paw. She has pink paw pads. And she's at least nine years old. In her lifetime, I estimate she has added something like 30 baby raccoons to the world. Most of which are still around, making their own contributions to the population.
She's special. Just fed her, actually. Almonds, cashews, raisins and dried cat food.
So there.

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by DreamWriter » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:23 am

Ooh, I didn't see it written in the first post lol. I guess I was so smitten with her cuteness.

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Post by crow » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:40 am

She's the only raccoon I hand feed. She's very gentle, taking nuts from my fingers.
They have very poor eyesight, and usually don't recognize any difference between finger and food.
It's all food.
There's another one we call Derek, who is enormous, and looks very tough, but is actually the closest to a tame raccoon there is.
You do have to be a bit cautious. I'm very fast, and that helps. Faster than them.

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Re: My Raccoon.

Post by crow » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:36 am

Here's the latest work-in-progress: a raccoon tower :)
Take a look:
http://w11.zetaboards.com/Secrets_Of_Li ... 048/1/#new

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