Thursday, 23 April 2015

It's gotta be spring...Butch raccoon is awake!

Those opposable thumbs get them into trouble! Or fun, depending upon one's point of view! I spotted Butch March 20th. They keep showing up on my motion-sensor trailcam!


Butch #2 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
They keep following the Trailcam through the forest!

"Butch" who was lactating!
We know about Migration. Hibernation, that long winter's nap that bears do.
Brumation is the hibernation-like state that cold-blooded (ectothermic) animals use during very cold weather to conserve energy. Estivators have a sleepy time, depending upon the weather and will wake to eat.

Hubby has this habit of naming the animals, and then ascribing conversations. He began with 'Butch', and then we found it he was a she, as you can see in this photo. She was a character.
They go after anything edible!

15 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Neat shots of the raccoons.. They are a pain at my feeders.. And some seem very brave around us too. Happy Thursday!

William Kendall said...

Quite a critter!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Butch seems very happy at your place. I think one of her relatives lives here ... perhaps I can persuade him/her to go on vacation to visit Butch.

Nancy J said...

what a sweet little face, and in the trail-cam, was that dry leaves or crunching snow as she walked away? She seems to be very tame.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Got to love a character!!! They just forecast some late snow for our weekend.....8~0.... YAM xx

Out To Pasture said...

I like the dexterous little paws on these masked guys. And they probably appreciate your dog free hospitality.

Red said...

These guys look cute but can be an extreme nuisance around farms.

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, Eileen's comment reminded me I didn't feed the birds today. Better get out there, because they get up earlier than I do.
Yes, "Butch" is definitely a mother. I've always loved the idea of raccoons, washing their food in water, but I really don't have any experience with them. I'd see them here and there when I lived in BC, but we never became friends!
Enjoyed this post a lot.
Luv, K

eileeninmd said...

Jen, great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

they're cute but destructive things! and i'd rather my dogs not fight with them, either. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots of the Raccoons

Powell River Books said...

Butch was my pet turtle. We call our garter snakes Buster (they all are called the same name, they're hard to tell apart. - Margy

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! Raccoons are so cute. Have a great day!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice roundup of those rascals!
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Marie C said...

She's absolutely wonderful! Love all the photos and the critter cam!