Archive for the ‘Mammals’ Category

Raccoons in the Trash

April 23, 2009

photo by lexnger at flickr.com

photo by lexnger at flickr.com

Around my neighborhood there are a lot of raccoons. This is not a good thing because they can spread diseases like rabies. They will also eat almost anything,so their not afraid to dive into a trash can and eat gross stuff like banana peels. One night we heard a noise outside so we went outside to see what it was,and we heard some noises coming from inside. Then out of no where a raccoon popped its head out. It saw us but didn’t mind to much,it was busy eating something. Then we seemed to have scared it so it went behind our wine berry bush and disappeared into the night. Another time during the day we saw a raccoon disappear into a gutter. Then another day we saw a raccoon go into a neighbors backyard. We waited and waited and then the raccoons head popped out from a crack in the fence. It must have seen me because it went right back in. We gave up after that and went back inside. We haven’t seen any raccoons since then.

A Deer in the Woods

April 23, 2009

dscn33771deer This is a picture of a deer. It is probably with another one but sometimes we see them by themselves. The most recent time we’ve seen a group of deer was when there were five deer in the open. This is the most we have ever seen in a group.We usually see three in a group(one male two females because it was mating season so there wouldn’t be two males because of competition for a mate).I followed the deer into the woods but I couldn’t go too far in because I didn’t have any shoes on. This is a white-tailed deer. They are common in Virginia and is the only kind that I have seen in my neighborhood.