Friday, July 2, 2010

Racoon kids

Is that not the cutest thing ever? The racoon is pretty cute too :) Okay, now that my sucking up to the wife is done for the moment, I will explain! The racoon in this picture is one of three that found their way to a friends house last week. The mother is nowhere to be found and sadly is assumed dead. After the first day, one of them disappeared, but the other two, now named "Sam" and "Chipper", still remain and seem to really like their new home!

I have heard baby racoons referred to as "pups", these two really fit that name well. Those are Dan's feet(one of our friends) which Sam and Chipper followed quickly around the yard like they always do. They are 5 weeks old and quite energetic little critters each with a very distinct personality. Sam is very mellow and sweet, while chipper tends to be a little more of a character.

We really had a lot of fun visiting with Dan & Linda and Chipper & Sam! Hope you enjoyed the pics, wish you could of been there with us! After the visit, we ended up back in Floodwood at the little community campground which we had all to ourselves.

This was our view of the St Louis River in the morning when we woke up. This is such a wonderful lifestyle!

Note to Nellie: This was a stretch for me since it wasn't a wiring/technical post :) I hope it was decent! Heidi will be contributing a post soon. She promised me she would!

9 comments:

  1. Cute now, but possible trouble in the future. Adult coons can be a bit sassy and bite even if they are hand raised. But I'd probably take them under my wing too if they were in my yard.

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  2. Hi Merikay, Yeah they sure can be! These folks have raised three others in the past and just let them go free as the get older and more wild. They had one of the older ones come for a visit quite a while after it had left and they were really surprised at how well it reacted to them and obviously remembered them. They sure were cute at that young stage though!

    -Mike

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  3. The racoons are really cute, I have never seen coons that small around people. They look really cuddly, but when they grow up they have a great tendancy to want to bite.
    You view of the river is quite stunning.
    Take care and safe travels.
    Mike & Gerri

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  4. Now we're talkin! I understood every word in your post today. Didn't need a mechanical engineering degree, or a class b manual to follow ;) it was great seeing heidi in a pic too! Love her racoon fur scarf. Very trendy!

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  5. Sure they're cute, but there's no comparing them to a giant pile of melting ice cream :-P

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  6. Hi Mike, I FINALLY had time to read your Blog; it is always interesting but the story of the raccoons, your lovely niece, your first anniversary and the river picture were great! Hope you are both having a great time visiting Traci and family. We miss you but know you're close and okay. Happy Fourth.
    Love you both, Mom

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  7. They are adoable! Man...too darn cute.Racoons are very smart and can get into a lotta trouble..hee hee my friend had one..boy what a trip that was!

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  8. Hi Mike and Heidi,
    We loved seeing you feature our little twins on your website. They now are in to wrestling with each other. They have take-down moves as well. They grab on to each others ears and tails but not to the point of hurting. We hope we will have them for the summer but they will want to leave in the fall as it is their nature. Dan is outside now placing a large tree limb against their cage so they can practice climbing in and out. This is the 3rd time in our married life that we raised raccoons to be on their own. They are still on the bottles but eating cat food as well. They love to go down to the lake and play in the sand and hang over the lapping water while we watch. When a boat goes by they find us quickly and sit between us peering out until it's safe again. They love their mini-marshmallows and are discovering they like raisins. They're still purring and find us quickly if they suspect danger. They've climbed trees three times now and are learning to climb down - discovering that up is a lot easier then down.
    It was great to see you and to meet Heidi.
    "Aunt" Linda

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  9. Thanks for the comments to all!

    Thanks Linda for the update! The fur "kids" sound like they are having a lot of fun! So do you for that matter :)

    -Mike

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