As Amoeba and I have been out and about we have met a few of the neighbors here at Secret Cove. Last night on the way to dinner we met his fellow. As you can see, he was already eating.
He wasn’t in the least bit perturbed by my approach. He just kept happily munching away. However, when another squirrel approached, he whirled around and ran away. I guess he was disinclined to share.
Then, today when Amoeba and I were strolling along the boardwalk we met Little Bear. The housekeeper had told me to keep an eye out for him. She must have also told him to keep an eye out for me.
Would you just look at that face? Isn’t he a cutie? He isn’t tame, but he is “tamish”. The housekeeper came out of one of the tents down the boardwalk and brought rice crackers.
Apparently Little Bear knows her well. He ran to her and stood in his hind legs. (That pic came out really blurry.) She dropped a cracker to him. He picked it up and showed it to her. She told him that yes, it was his, and he was welcome. Then he ate.
After he ate he came over and did a chin up on the boardwalk at Amoeba’s feet. He was hoping we’d offer him food, too, but alas, we didn’t have any. He was still kind enough to allow me to take a close up, though.
This is the closest I have ever been to a raccoon. This one has been here since he was a baby and is used to the ways of people. The staff treat him well, but the housekeeper did say they have to be careful what they leave around so the raccoons don’t tear things up.