Foraging in Early Morning Light




Another post from my recent kayak outing to a local Missouri Conservation Area. Shortly after the sun was up, I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. Turning my attention to that area, I soon saw a large Common Raccoon emerge from the heavy greenery along the edge of the lake. As […]

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Fun Friday: Just Hangin’ Around




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my rural Missouri front yard. As I was driving up the gravel driveway the other afternoon, I found this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) hanging upside-down from a tree branch that drooped over the driveway. After parking the car, I grabbed my camera and got a quick couple of […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-A-Boo!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post is a fairly common experience I come across when kayaking … a juvenile Raccoon “hiding” behind some grasses at the edge of the water, watching “that crazy person in that funny looking contraption”: When I have an experience like this, I will quickly shoot a few frames, then slowly back away […]

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Hunting With My Bro




While kayaking a few years ago, I captured this pair of juvenile Raccoons foraging along the water’s edge: Raccoons are always fun to watch, especially the younger ones!   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, with Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 450mm Handheld from a kayak, with […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-a-Boo, I See You!




Ever sense someone or something is watching you? That happened to me this past week while kayaking in a Missouri Conservation Area. I was sitting still near a beaver lodge, waiting for some activity to begin. I kept looking at the lodge, then up in the sky, in case some Wood Ducks flew over. All […]

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Forgot How Nice It Is!




To kayak and photograph wildlife, that is. I was unable to kayak for the past few months as our area continued to be in drought conditions. But recent rains has once again allowed me to hop back in the kayak and maneuver it through the Conservation Areas, looking for wildlife to photograph. Yesterday morning I […]

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A Break From Fishing




After posting yesterday’s post, I made another kayak outing to a nearby, Missouri Conservation Area. While sitting still in a cove, waiting for beavers to return to their lodge, I saw the tall grass growing at the water’s edge moving a lot. As suspected, this juvenile Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) soon emerged, saw me and […]

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Taking a Break




Here’s a 2011 post I made after a kayak trip at a nearby conservation area. Last week while I was kayaking and watching for warblers, I happened to look up a nearby dead tree and saw this furry little ball, with only 2 little ears showing, soundly sleeping in the fork of the tree: I […]

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Fun Friday: Peek-A-Boo!




As I kayaked one of my Missouri waterways, this juvenile Raccoon (Procyon lotor) scampered up a tree and “hid” behind some of the foliage:   This was an atypical reaction to me in the kayak at this location. Normally, the raccoons don’t pay that much attention to me, and continue to forage at the water’s […]

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Sibling Rivalry (Re-post)




(This post originally published in September 2010) The other day, as I was kayaking around one of my favorite areas, I saw 2 juvenile raccoons at the water’s edge. With no observed provocation, one of the raccoons started biting at the other’s neck. After only a very short time, the other raccoon reciprocated, initiating a […]

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