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Raccoons Are Curious Animals

Updated on February 6, 2018
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A lifelong reader & writer, Liz writes poetry; articles on this, & other sites; & playing with words. She also enjoys movies & reviewing.

Raccoon

Racoon by Jason Bain Photography Used by Permission (Thank you!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonbainphotography/2267015666
Racoon by Jason Bain Photography Used by Permission (Thank you!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonbainphotography/2267015666

Raccoon Begging

Raccoon

By sookietex http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2008/05/raccoon-procyon-lotor.html
By sookietex http://publicdomainclip-art.blogspot.com/2008/05/raccoon-procyon-lotor.html

The Not-So-Silent Prowlers

At night, all night

they prowl about,

Visiting campsites

one by one by one...

Seeking easy food;

free meals.


They sometimes open

garbage cans, coolers or boxes.

(I'm onto thier tricks;

store our food in the car.)


One, ever hopeful,

visits us anyway.

Checks our campsite thoroughly,

throws the dishpan on the ground...

(just checking, you understand.)


Next, with a clang, he opens up the water pail

and quaffs a hearty drink.

Finding nothing here to eat,

he visits further mischief:


Climbs upon the table top

scatters cups and mugs.

Phooey! Stingy campers here!


As a parting shot, he leaves

a footprint autograph

in my shower shoes.


© 2010 Liz Elias

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    Liz Elias 

    6 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, D.Juris Stetser--

    Thank you very much. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this bit of whimsy. Raccoons are very appealing little creatures, but still wild animals; you have to respect their space. We have some that visit now and then where we live, in the summer months.

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    D.Juris Stetser 

    6 years ago from South Dakota

    I loved your poem. When I lived in Pennsylvania, raccoons were frequent 'guests' late at night, and I loved watching their assault on the trash cans. you've definitely captured their personality. I have a poem to submit to Hub, and have been kicking myself for not getting photos back then, to go with it. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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    Liz Elias 

    8 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, erthfrend,

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing that cute story. Most animals are more intelligent than so many arrogant, egotistical humans give them credit for!

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    erthfrend 

    8 years ago from Florida

    This was really cute! I love raccoons. When I was a volunteer at a wildlife rehab center we had a baby raccoon and when we had to stimulate him to go to the bathroom, he would cover his eyes and nose!!! It was the funniest thing ever and he did that every time. They are such amazing little creatures. So intelligent!

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    Liz Elias 

    8 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hey Tammy!

    Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the poem!

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    Tammy Mallett 

    8 years ago

    Very nice!!! I enjoy reading your stories and poems!

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