Sunday, March 6, 2011 4:36:30 AM
So the other day I'm out walking the dog when I decide to try looking up. Guess what I saw?
I wondered what it was. I figured it must be a raccoon even though it looked kind of big for a raccoon. On top of that I couldn't make out the ringed tail or cute little masked face. So I circumnavigate the tree trying to see if I can spot these features. Here's what the other side looked like.
Hmmm. I can't say that I could make that much out. So I decided that I would use Gimp to lighten the image till I could see some raccoon-like features... that is if it really were a raccoon.
Oh my goodness... so it was a raccoon. And it was watching me! I couldn't make out a face at all while I was there with it. I had convinced myself that it was sound asleep. It looks like it's ringed tail was completely wrapped around its snout with the tip sticking out on top. Here's another one that's lightened even more.
Interesting! And of course my dog didn't notice it at all. But in getting closer to the raccon, I did manage to get zillions of burrs in her fur and had to spend 20 minutes picking them out.
Here's a look at the field next to the raccoon tree.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!