Last night I was walking around in our backyard when I stumbled upon this little guy. He scared me at first, especially since it was only about 6 in the evening (he should have been sleeping!). After observing him for a couple of seconds I ran inside the house, ’cause I wanted to shoot him – being the kind person that I am I opted to shoot him with our camera instead of with my bow. Before I was able to do that I had to charge our digital camera.
By the time I was able to get the camera charged, the raccoon had walked into our front yard and was, slowly but surely, heading for the road. So I made my way up to him to give him some popcorn and a peach (my mother and sister being the kind providers of the food). I was trying to push him away from the road… unfortunately, I was only able to drive him into our neighbors yard; and that is where I had to leave him. So, I guess that doesn’t really count as a rescue, but, perhaps I helped to prolong his life for a few more hours… All is not lost though, we did get a few pictures of the cute little fella.
This picture is my favorite (thanks to a little Picasa editing):