Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Doe and Raccoons

Doesn't look like the doe and the raccoons appreciate each others company at the dinner table. They all appear to be eyeing each other as they eat if not actually ready the fight it out.





12 comments:

Rachel said...

I woulda put my money on the racoons!

texwisgirl said...

That poor doe doesn't stand a chance against those pesky critters! They are too crafty, destructive, grabby, conniving, etc., etc., etc. Can you tell I've had some experience with them in our barn and with our bird feeders?

They used to make a trip around our place each night - 1) barn - hit the cat food and cat water dish. 2) hit the bird feeders - empty and pull down feeders at will. 3) hit the hummingbird feeders - drain them of sugar water to wash down all the cat food and bird seed. 4) Go up onto deck of house and relieve themselves after a heady eating/drinking binge. Yes, it brought new meaning to the term "poop deck".

Happily, after we added the 2 Catahoula hounds to the place, the raccoons primarily stopped at the barn.

:) Phew! Guess I needed to vent! Thanks for letting me get it out!!! :)

Nature ID (Katie) said...

It looks to me like the doe stood her ground, even when the raccoon brought along its friend 2 hours later. I'm guessing you have many more pics than this, Joe. Very cool!

Liesl said...

As I was looking at the pictures I thought that they bring up a picture of Al Capone in my mind,and Voilla,look how texwisgirl describes them! I would be watching my back sharing dinner with those two!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Looks to me like the doe stomped her foot at the raccoons. I think they can be very intimidating also. Nice pics from the camera....or is it two cameras?

Joe said...

Thanks for the comments all :).

Katie - Yes, I have more pics. These were the better ones.

Karen - Actually I have three cameras set.

Zach said...

I've actually heard of big boar raccoons luring dogs into the water/thin ice, and then drowning them in the water. But there appears to be no water in those pictures. I'm betting on the doe, as she could inflict some nasty injuries with those hooves. Fact-Did you know deer will sometimes eat fish?

Nancy @ el vigilante said...

Awww, no fighting going on here. I prefer to think they are conversing about the different types of food available and which ones they like best. Bambi and the Rockies are friends -- umm, okay, I'm done. Carry on with reality. :)

kmurray said...

Those are some great pics and big raccoons!

Trey said...

As always, nice shots Joe!

Farmchick said...

Raccoons are some mean critters. Glad the doe stood her ground though!

heyBJK said...

Cool shots, Joe! I enjoy your trail cam photos!