Sunday, January 3, 2010

Who Lives Here?

Birds? Squirrels? Raccoons?

I don't know, but it looks like a nice place to live if you're a critter.

When I lived in CA, before I net Hubby, I lived in an area called Forest Lakes; in the mountains, in the redwoods. Across the creek, which ran through the backyard, and up the hill a bit, was a huge redwood tree that had a hole in the trunk. Every afternoon, around 4:30 or 5:00, I could see something stirring in that hole. With the help of some binoculars, I saw that it was a raccoon, just waking up, stretching, cleaning up to make a night of it.

I do love catching a glimpse of wildlife in their own habitat.


Anonymous said...

when I lived in the smokey mountains I would sit on my back deck and see all kinds of gods little creatures from bears to rabbits, an awesome way to enjoy the morning coffee;)

Janice said...

You're like a wildlife stalker. I can picture that raccoon saying, "Is she watching? Can you see her? I'm going to wash my face. The humans eat that stuff up."

Scriptor Senex said...

Oh that's cruel to your readers! I want to know! Can't you take a ladder with you and go back there for me? I'm sure I can see two little ears...

Simply Heather said...

I love seeing little holes in tree's and sneaking to see if there's anything in them :)

What a great post to share with us.

Pam said...

This reminds me of when we found this huge kind of den/hole in the ground back in our woods. I didn't even want to guess what lived there.

Sarah Lulu said...

Me too ...I've never seen a squirrel or raccoon of course ..but I've spied plenty of koalas, kangaroos and possums.

Kim said...

This one kept me at the edge of my seat . . . thinking "surely she didn't stick her hand in there!" haha!

Max-e said...

I also get a kick out of seeing wildlife, no matter how big or small.

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