A Bandit

This fall we’ve had a handful of raccoon visitations in the back yard. We don’t keep dogs, and the fenceline runs along an old game trail, so periodic migrations of raccoons, skunks, and opossums are normal.

The raccoon photographed below is a just-past-juvenile, newly out on its own. It found the catfood delectable. It has seen me several times before and is apparently quite used to me, since I stayed well within the 10 foot flash range.