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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Raccoon Lunch

Good morning,

This series of images of the masked bandit was taken at Viera Wetlands, near Melbourne, Florida, on one of our recent visits there.
We stood nearby while this guy came out of the brush beside the lake...
...to raid a nest of eggs...
...to take them back into the brush to devour.
We believe he was raiding a nest of turtle eggs.
 Our presence standing nearby didn't seem to bother him at all.
 End of story!

All the best,
Lois

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16 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Nice to see! A handsome fella. :)

Montanagirl said...

Ah, that little bandit! But I guess everything has to eat. It boils down to survival of the fittest.

TexWisGirl said...

determined little varmints. :)

VP said...

Great set of picture!

Rose said...

I always wish everything was a herbivore!

Mersad said...

When you isolate them like this in an image, it really shows you how they are trying to survive in their own world.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Michele said...

Love the pictures! Kind of sad about the turtles though. I guess that's how it goes in nature. A raccoon has to eat.

Michelle said...

They are so cute, but mean when I have run across them in the barn!! Yikes!

Lynette said...

I hope that you were standing far enough away so as not be in danger if all of a sudden that guy changed his mind. Great series!

Jack said...

It is tough to see the turtle eggs destroyed, but I suppose that in nature we shouldn't take sides of one animal over another.

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic series!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos! They're adorable critters.

Ida said...

Oh he's a cutie! I like to see them like this in the wild not stealing cat food off my mom's front porch.

Betty Manousos said...

i love to see the little creatures you get over there, lois.

great shots!
happy monday~

Pia said...

Oh so cute! I only know them from the zoo. Must be great to see them in wildlife.

eileeninmd said...

They are cute little critters. Great series!