The photo is a bit distorted, as I shot it through the glass deck door. I decided to open the door and try to get off a better shot; hoping not to scare the baby raccoons.
Yes ~ this is better:
Then I heard a growl and a snarl to my right ~ quick swing that direction with the camera ... it's Momma.
Oh no ... she's not too happy. She's really snarling and hissing at me ~ I better back off a bit.
I'm standing by the deck door about 10 feet away and I put the camera on wide angle - I want to be able to keep an eye on Momma Coon when I notice on the center deck post ~ behind the grill there's another baby.
Then I hear a cry to my left ...
Okay ... now I really need to back off some. Momma just charged at me ~ that's her darting away in front of the grill.
I certainly don't need a ticked off coon gnawing on my leg in the middle of the night when I'm home alone. How would I ever explain that to Dear Hubby in the morning when he gets home from work? "Mel, why do you have a raccoon wrapped around your leg?" "Geeze Slim, how do you know it's a coon? Maybe I just haven't shaved for awhile."
And they're off.
Like I said before, "never a dull moment around here." AND ... I don't think I'm going to be in too much of a hurry to put my fish outside this year.
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.