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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Culprits caught on camera!

Just as I expected, my furry neighbors couldn't keep still for long. But I have a new theory that may challenge some old ideas. The theory is that the racoons and the beavers are in cahoots. There they are hanging out in the same place, although not at the same time. They may be working in shifts, but I need to do more research to be sure. Too bad money for academic studies is in such short supply, otherwise I could get a grant, write a thesis, and be known worldwide in wildlife circles for my breakthrough ideas (can you say delusions of grandeur?). Here, my friends is the photographic evidence!



You can see by the time and date stamp that they work different shifts, so that idea is confirmed.

Now that the ponds are skimming over with ice it will be interesting to see what happens next. I haven't seen any activity this week except for where the camera isn't. I am thinking that deer hunting season is some sort of holiday for the rest of the critters while the deer try to avoid an untimely death. The animals seem to have different labor laws with more time off for quality time with their families and most of the work is seasonal. It seems to work for them.

13 comments:

chlost said...

Hilarious. It appears as if the deer are hiding out in our yard for the deer season. I wonder if the raccoons and beavers are here as well. I am thinking of trying an animal cam here....how did you set it up?

Donna Banta said...

We get raccoons here in our yard in SF. Sometimes they even come to the back door with the apparent expectation that they will be let in.

Mr. Charleston said...

I woke up this morning with a raccoon inside my screened porch. He figured out how to get in, but couldn't figure out how to get out. But since I feed them, he wasn't afraid but happy to see me, until I shooshed him out with the broom.

Pixel Peeper said...

You just wait long enough and the beavers and racoons will be forming an actors' union and charge you outrageous fees for appearing in your movies!

Jono said...

Carol, just look for game trails and mount on a tree. Remember, they are usually much shorter than us (except Sasquatch).

Donna, I have heard of them coming in through pet doors.

Mr. C, That first line should start a blues tune. It is amazing what can be accomplished with a little food.

PP, there goes my sure fire plan for early (or any) retirement!

Knatolee said...

Naughty devils! But they are so cute.

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Friko said...

Oh drat, my comments are all over the place.

Anyway, again: I’m expecting to see your name in lights any day now.

Happy shooting (camera only, of course.)

Friko said...

Oh drat, my comments are all over the place.

Anyway, again: I’m expecting to see your name in lights any day now.

Happy shooting (camera only, of course.)

Jono said...

Knatolee, yes, they are!

Friko, I'd rather have the fortune than fame, but at this point acknowledgement of my existence is a plus.

Kelli Nørgaard said...

Everyone who lives away from the city should get one of these !! (Cameras, not raccoons!)
So cool!

Pearl said...

I dunno -- there's something very funny about raccoons. I'm glad you're keeping an eye on them!

Pearl