Wordless Wednesdays…Night Visitors

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Wordless Wednesdays…Night Visitors


We have a bright light that comes on at night when it detects movement in the yard.  


One night we looked out the windows when the light popped on and look at our visitors!

We’re still trying to figure out how the one raccoon managed to get up to the feeding tray. We thought that maybe they picked one raccoon to climb on their backs and throw food down to the others. 


How do you think the one raccoon got that high??

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Comments (37)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy raccoons may look harmless but they can get very aggressive especially if you mess with their food.

Jan 19, 2022 02:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne Martin they're cute but I have no desire to get close to them. 

Brian England They're better than the skunks we get. 

Norma J. Elkins unfortunately our camera is pointed toward our back doors so we didn't get it recorded. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti only a small sampling of what you have where you are. 

Eric Bouler have a good day. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Michael Jacobs now there's a real estate tie-in...team work1!!

Bob "RealMan" Timm yikes! I hope they leave my squirrels alone. 

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog   It's been a good day!!! Hope you have a good Thursday. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider we grabbed our camera when the light came on in back. Unfortunatley, our recording camera is pointed towards our back door area. 

Nina Hollander, Broker I never get close to them and hope not to either!!!

Jan 19, 2022 05:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley what a great photo Roy!!!  I think they make the rounds every night going from house to house. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

LOL Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS that's why before we turn in for the night, the bird seed goes in!!

Jan 19, 2022 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox oh no!!!   That's sad, but I guess that's the food chain. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel that's pretty destructive!!!  They look so cute but would not want them destroying my garden. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I just wish we'd had the outdoor camera pointed towards them instead of our house! LOL

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I never realized how mean they were so I'm glad we keep our distance. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker we always have our big boy camera within easy reach. Sometimes the cameras on our smartphones won't cut it. 

George Souto after reading these comments, I'm keeping my distance from them. 

Jan 19, 2022 05:59 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
federalfinanciallawgroup.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

Raccoons are rodents and they do seem to be cute,,,,I know several people that have them as pets and I do not understand this. Raccoons are nocturnal and they have very poor vision....you can lose a finger feeding them snacks!!

Jan 19, 2022 07:08 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I bet you both get a kick out of what pops up at night!  Reminds me of my brother who installed a motion censored camera on a deer blind in Kansas.  The animals were so innocent, eating and walking around.  

Jan 19, 2022 09:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy they are amazing.... a few years ago a raccoon family came visiting our neighbor's home. They have a two story home and the family moved in the attic:)) the neighbors were pretty cool to it until they started destroying the roof and the windows.... they hired a relocation service.... fast forward a few years later three doors down from us a raccoon family is visiting our other neighbor.... they are amazing... Endre

Jan 19, 2022 10:21 PM
Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

We have raccoons around our home, living on a lake and some open land it's expected. They are persistent little critters! You are most likely right about them crawling on top of one another, I've seen them do this in attempts at getting to my bird feeder. We've had to trap and relocate many over the years, when they become nuisances and/or damage the home. They push up the soffit on homes to access the attic, build nests and keep warm, (in the few cold snaps we have in Florida). Not uncommon we're relocating 4-6 a year. 

Jan 20, 2022 04:47 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

They went up the tree, over the limb and down the cord that you suspended them from.  I've seen squirrels do the same

Jan 20, 2022 05:39 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Raccoons are cunning little creatures. They are cute as all get out, but can be quite the nuisances. Finnegan used to be afraid of them when he was a little pup. We'd say raccoon? and he'd run to the house. Lol. We also have a motion light and it's generally raccoons that set it off. 

Jan 20, 2022 06:45 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

They are the masters in getting to food. Cute family.

Jan 20, 2022 07:25 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My brother and his wife have raccoons come up on the deck to eat the food dropped from their birdfeeders. They're interesting to watch but I wouldn't want to get between them and their food.

Jan 20, 2022 07:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

One thing about raccoons...they don't give up. LOL

Jan 20, 2022 09:04 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That's a bunch of raccoons looking to get into mischief, Kathy.  They are such adorable critters.

Jan 20, 2022 02:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Great photos, Kathy. Racoons are so cute but they can be pretty mischievous and crafty.

One of our houses in New England was surrounded by woods and we often saw a raccoon under the bird feeder - our daughters named it Gertrude George since we weren't sure of the sex. 


Jan 20, 2022 05:50 PM