The Night VisitorJuly 22, 2007


The spiral cornholder outside provides a good source of food for the squirrels, as well as amusement to us. However, once night falls the leftover corn attracts other guests.

The raccoon below seems content gathering leftover corn (which means the local chipmunks had been a little lazy that afternoon).


At one point the raccoon decided to go after the source of the corn . . . although it didn't seem the safest method.
Raccoon on a swing
Apparently, the same thought occurred to the raccoon, who adopted a new stance in the pursuit of corn fulfillment.
Raccoon braced for action
By the morning, there wasn't any leftover corn.

Photo note: I used a Pentax *ist D, with the Voigtlander 125mm macro lens. Lighting was provided by a 40-watt outdoor light (which the raccoon didn't seem to mind) with photographs at a tenth of a second (f2.4) at 1600ASA.

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