Nearly Wordless Wednesday ~ June 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 ~ Tails Around the Ranch Morning walks are always interesting around the Ranch. Live, love, bark! 🐾 Sharing is caring:Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
86 thoughts on “Nearly Wordless Wednesday ~ June 24, 2020”
Pretty brazen, aren’t they? We had one beat up our cat once. In our own backyard. I still think they’re cute, but give them a wide berth.
I know I’d never tangle with one. They have thumbs; you definitely don’t want to mess with them.
Yeah, and they’re clever. If one ever came through our dog door into the house, I’m not sure they would leave the kitchen. The amount of mischief, mess, and noms would be endless.
Eek…that’s not a comforting idea!
Did you use some military technology to get those pictures and hear their conversation?
Haha! That would have been interesting since raccoons are pretty stealthy.
Oh boy, Luke would have been pretty excited about that! My biceps would have gotten their workout holding him back! 🙂
I think we were all still a bit asleep. Usually we see them closer to dusk and then all bets are off. 😆
I am jealous, having never gotten a picture of a raccoon before!
Come to think of it, I’ve never seen them in the morning, only in the evening. Guess it paid off being out at oh-dark-thirty still half asleep!
OMD, we gots those guys here too! They usually come out at night, and dig up peeps lawns lookin’ for grubs. I have barked one off our fence befores, butts it fell on the other side, and not ours….sigh.
Next time Fred…next time….
You get ‘em, Ruby!
Spend more time feeding geese and ducks in mid-morning walks. Benji not impressed with early morning walks in the cold.
We’ll be adopting Benji’s cold weather strategy which seems most practical. While it’s broiling though we’ll be out there with the early morning critters. 😇
We started the early morning walks because of the heat and because of the lack of flies – yes, that’s a problem here in the “outback”
Don’t blame you and Benji one bit! Our ‘fly season’ begins in August so I sympathize.
Ha ha!!!!!! Hachi would have been dragging me toward them so fast that no photos would have been taken!
😆 I continue to be very surprised the dynamic duo didn’t turn me into a kite.
BOL…too cute!! Thanks for the giggles!
Our pleasure 😁
Mew mew mew Rocky an Rockette Raccoon out fore a mornin stroll 😉
More like a morning caper!
We never see raccoons up here. They look like they could do some dmage so stay inside boys.
They’re definitely a bit dodgy!
I once came across a family of raccoons making their way home in the early morning during one of my runs. We just looked at each other and then I crossed the street, seeing as how I will always give a raccoon the right of way!
Seems like they’re all programmed to expect the right-of-way. Maybe that’s why they looked at us and thought “pfft, another silly human with her dopey dogs.”
Hahaha! If only there were such a thing as thought bubbles.
There are with this lot!
You have a point 😉
I have a renegade raccoon living under my house now!
Uh-oh. Those guys are pretty cheeky buggers. 🦝
No kidding. I caught him outside the other morning, woke me up the buggah!
We have one that pops down the storm sewer. Bloody cagey fella
They are so damned interesting to look at. But I prefer it was from afar.
Yup. Thankfully that storm sewer opening is across the street. Yes, I’m a bit of a wuss when it come to these guys. A good distance from them is a very good thing.
I scared him off but he keeps coming back for more.
They go for easy pickings; if you can button up the access point you’ll get them (trust me there’s always a ‘them’) moving to easier accommodations. Good luck!
Yup, you got that right. There is always a them, LOL. Gracias Monika.
even when we can get Mom out early, we never see anything interesting. It’s better later when all the peeps are out. I might even get pet, or get to say hi to another dog. XOX Lucy
That’s a clever strategy, Lucy. Sadly we have to go very early before it gets too hot. 🥵
Oh wow, great shot, the dogs must have been *very* interested!
They seemed slightly confused. I wonder if Norman had ever seen one before? Elsa prefers bunnies and squirrels to raccoons. 🤣
Well, they can be very large….
An decidedly crabbish!
Where were their masks? And visors?
Their masks are built in but their social distancing leaves something to be desired.
I won’t ask for whom they vote…
🤣 I suspect they may lean toward Libertarianism but just guessing.
It must be trash day- those guys always come to visit here on that day AND they make a mess!!!
Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber
Surprisingly these guys were fairly neat. Maybe they too were half asleep!
It made for a very interesting morning walk.
I’ll bet. Hissing racoons always got me on edge.
They do make a chittering sound that can leave anyone a tad on edge.
We woke up yesterday morning to bear tracks across our driveway……actually appeared to be a BIG BEAR and a BABY BEAR trying to walk in BIG BEAR’S tracks…..they disappeared into the woods.
😲 Whoa. I presume these aren’t your usual visitors!
Love the bubbles! And so very glad your kids didn’t try to rip your arms out of their sockets “protecting” you… Wonder why?
It was fairly early. I’m wondering if they were as unawake as me 🤣
Whatever the reason… thank goodness!! 😉
Amen. I never make a good kite, but especially when I’m still half asleep!
I’m sure the dogs think differently 😉
But thankfully, not this morning.
The raccoon sighting was near where we often run into bunnies. They have had ‘bunny on the brain.’
Then it is a good thing these were not bunnies!!
Talk about a veritable zoo! We’ve also had an occasional deer show up not far from this spot. 🦌
Well dang! Had I knows, I’d have added one – but you have already so… 😉
You just never know what will show up around here. Quite remarkable since we’re less than 3 miles from downtown Denver. 😲
I love it. We don’t get much but an occasional hare, and groundhog. My sister had a raccoon come and nosh on the cat food she leaves for the feral cats.
I absolutely love seeing raccoons. While those busy little fingers probably cause all sorts of mayhem, I just love how they manage to manipulate them around all sorts of things.
Me too! They do wreak all sorts of mayhem but how can we stay mad at the little masked trouble-makers?
Yeah, I’m in the “love ’em camp’ too. 🦝 They have the cutest little waddle!
How gloriously funny! 😀
Glad to have tickled your funny bone. 😃
Bwahahahahahahaha. You better keep a close eye on those dogs too.
Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to the watchful pups. ♥
I was pleasantly surprised they didn’t turn me into a human kite actually since that’s their usual MO for the bunnies in the same vicinity. Whew…lucky to have dodged that bullet…I was barely awake then! 😂
one night we saw our across the street neighbor out when we came back from a walk and he said, look out there’s a racoon in our front tree! he seldom if ever speaks to us so that was nice warning.
Haven’t seen raccoons for a while so it was a nice surprise early this morning and very surprised the dogs didn’t go nuts.
I know, right? The raccoons raiding the bird feeders have been driving my dogs crazy in the middle of the night. We’ve started taking the feeders in so we can get some sleep! Crazy raccoons.
Holy cow! These guys look pretty healthy (i.e. chubby) so they’re clearly finding stuff to eat. The dogs couldn’t quite figure out just what they were and luckily decided not to turn me into a human kite to find out.
ha! have you watched that guys? we would have an endless barkfest LOL
It was early so maybe the dogs were still half asleep like me. 😴