Friday, August 1, 2014

Ricky, the Inquisitive Raccoon


Meet Ricky the inquisitive raccoon who lives at the Ocala Golf Club.

Actually I don't know if his name was Ricky - I just made that up.  For some reason he looks sort of like a "Ricky," and he was certainly inquisitive.  I think he intended to beg for food; we did have some nice candy bars in our golf cart that the crows hadn't stolen.   But he decided begging was beneath him and he knew he'd find all the food he needed in neighborhood garbage cans that night. 

So he scampered across the fairway and into the woods.  That was the last we saw of Ricky.

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

It seems rare to see them in daytime. I occasionally see them scampering around campus in the evening when I'm leaving. I must remember to have a camera ready.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your Ricky!! What a delightful pic for the day and just the smile I needed!! Thanks, as always, Lowell!! Have a great weekend -- enjoying a little golf???

Jack said...

Raccoons on your golf course? My, very classy!

Kay said...

These guys can be brazen little buggers. The name Rascal Raccoon comes to mind.

We had a mama and two offspring who staged circus performances on our back porch nightly when the figs on our tree were ripe.

Randy said...

Cute little devil.

cieldequimper said...

You make some interesting encounters Lowell...

VP said...

That's much better than a sparrow...

Birdman said...

Bandit on the loose! "What? Just crappy candy bars? Keep moving, guys."

llandudnopictures said...

Ricky looks friendly enough...

Judy said...

Ricky the rascal! They sure can get into trouble. Cute shot.

Sharon Anck said...

He's such a cute little scavenger.

RedPat said...

He's quite a handsome guy! Not as much fur as ours - i guess he doesn't have to worry about keeping warm!

Halcyon said...

I remember coming across a whole family at the golf course one day. They climbed into our cart and started rummaging around, they weren't afraid when we came back brandishing our clubs either!

Bibi said...

Very cute. Hope he got a few morsels that day. I was thinking more of the Beatles' song, Rocky Raccoon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Raccoon

EG CameraGirl said...

"Cute."

José Mendonça said...

Great spotting and composition, Lowell!

Sorry I've not been commenting lately but a tendinitis (shoulder + elbow) is forcing me to stay away from the keyboard as much as possible - repeated movements of the arm is all I have to avoid...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson