Posts Tagged 'wildlife'

Raccoon on the run

I found the little guy below in the garden yesterday, at first I thought he was kind of cute, then I realized he was out and about at the wrong time of day and his movements were a bit sluggish, so sluggish he just kind of refused to move from the spot he was on.

I called the animal welfare peeps and they came along and told me he was suffering from the early onset of distemper, and unfortunately it’s a pretty brutal disease to young raccoons.

They took him away, and said that he hadn’t been suffering as it was in the early stages, however I think his day was about to get a lot worse……

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My new garden addition

My new garden addition

While stacking wood for what now seems fast approaching cold weather I found this little guy hiding in the wood pile. He seemed content enough for me to stack would around him, but if every so often would slither off to a new piece of wood.