19/365 Playful Racoons

January 19, 2015

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The girls and I didn’t want to stay inside yesterday. It was such a beautiful day, perfect for enjoying some sunshine and nature. We have many beautiful and interesting nature preserves here in the area and I like to explore them. My friend had posted pictures of this one the day before and I couldn’t wait to go. We put on our walking shoes, I grabbed my camera and off we went to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. It was amazing to see so many different birds nesting in the trees or wading in the water and hiding behind the tall grasses. We couldn’t believe the size of the ginormous gator that was sunning himself on one of the little islands, or as seen here, the baby Raccoons playing in the trees. They were so much fun to watch, clinging to the branches and tumbling down. (I will post more pictures for upcoming Project 365 dates.)

To learn more about the wetlands, click here! It’s really very interesting. The name Wakodahatchee is a Seminole Indian word that means “created water”.

I hope, everyone has a wonderful week. If you are off today, like I am. Enjoy the extra day! I’m off to get a few things done.



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  • Katrin January 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Oh wow, so adorable! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. It must have been to fascinating to watch!

    • Susi January 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      It was great, Katrin. I’ve never really seen babies before and these were so cute and playful. Loved seeing them.

  • Rorybore January 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

    oh they are so adorable! you don’t normally see them in the daytime, so what a rare treat.
    I generally only seem them on my back deck late at night trying to get into our compost bucket! LOL
    Today is still around the minus 30 mark for us and I can feel the cabin fever setting in. It is an otherwise beautiful sunny day, but I know my camera won’t work in that kind of freezing air. 🙁

  • Susi January 20, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Yeah, it’s probably better to keep the camera inside. You could do a treasure hunt around the house and shot some stuff. That’s what I sometimes do when we get days and days of rain.
    I was quite surprised to see the little babies outside. I’ve only ever seen them late at night myself. My parents old dog used to chase them up the trees on evening walks. 🙂

  • Kerstin Auer January 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I had a neighbor (when I lived in Colorado), who had a raccoon as a pet. That thing got into EVERYTHING… still cute , though 🙂
    (P.S. – I love that you’re doing this photography project, such great pictures!)

    • Susi January 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      Awww, thanks, that makes it so much better. I was just thinking today how glad I am that I’m doing this. It keeps my foot in the game but is more fun for me than the pressure of writing… I get to that when I get to that.

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