Our Furry Wild and Crazy Sedona Visitors...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

Sedona Fur Babies!

I don't know if it is the monsoon weather,  but we have seen a couple of visits with our wild and crazy fur babies.  These two videos were shot just in the last couple of days. 

I think the raccoons fell off our wall while trying to get into our neighbor's garden.  When one falls, the others are right behind.  I heard their little screechy voices.  They tried climbing back on the wall outside our hidden office window.

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Yesterday, I saw a couple of white-tail deer walking down the street during my walk.  I didn't have my phone ready to go, so no pics or video.

This morning I was walking, and these two Javalina came out of nowhere.  They were eating the leaves on the low-hanging branches. 

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday!

 

Comments (33)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 26, 2022 06:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, I haven't ever seen a javalina, and would be afraid.  Do they attack humans?

Jul 26, 2022 06:34 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - I saw how they were trying to lift the outside screen of the window and it freaked me out!  (But they are cute!)

Jul 26, 2022 01:41 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Armadillo! That is so cool!

Jul 26, 2022 01:43 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - We see a lot of Javelina, but these came  up from a wash a few feet from me.  They were more interested in munching leaves, though!

Jul 26, 2022 01:53 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - Seeing wild animals "up-close and personal" really puts life in perspective. 

Jul 26, 2022 01:55 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy,

Enjoying the wildlife is one of the little things we enjoy in Sedona.

Jul 26, 2022 01:57 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - LOL on the private zoo!  However, there is no bars or walls to stand behind. On the other hand, it is so interesting to see something new just about every other day.

Jul 26, 2022 01:59 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - I remember the days before we put up chicken wire on our gate.  The javelina would enter the courtyard and pull every flower out of my garden.

Jul 26, 2022 02:15 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - Most people think they are part of the pig or wild boar family.  They are Collard Peccary.  The closest relative is the Hippo. The are near sighted and have a good sense of smell but they do stink when they are wet.  They smell kind of like a wet farm might smell.  They will usually run away from you unless they are in fear of their babies.

Jul 26, 2022 02:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian,  This is so true! Both the sqeal of the raccoons and the javelina are unmistakable.

Jul 26, 2022 02:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ray Henson - We lost sight of them in the video and my husband went outside to see if they were ok.  They climbed back up to the wall.  There is a wedge between the house and the wall that they could maneuver up. 

Jul 26, 2022 02:28 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Will Hamm - They made a spot behind our wall where they could rest.  One of the moms used that area as a birthing area.  We have seen the babies just a few hours old.

Jul 26, 2022 02:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - Javelina are very skittish.  They can't see well and they will run the other way.  They startled me because they came out of a wash about 5 feet from me.  They eat fruits, veggies, flowers, and leaves. 

Jul 26, 2022 02:34 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - baby raccoons are very cute. Thank you for the feature!

Jul 26, 2022 02:36 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - No, they generally are afraid of humans.  They don't see well and are very skittish.  Try to take their babies and all bets are off! Haha

Jul 26, 2022 02:37 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sheri - we had raccoons around our home.  I didn't want to accidentally corner one of them.

Jul 27, 2022 06:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH how COOL, Sheri! Like you, any fur babies have a special place in my heart! 

As for the Javalina - you made me go to the dictionary and sent me down a long "Javaline hole" as I have never heard of them. I learned something new tonight so, THANK YOU! Very interesting creature!

Jul 31, 2022 07:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

HI Sheri:

It's always fun to see the wildlife babies. Such fun photos and videos.

Jeff

Aug 03, 2022 05:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Sherri,

Loved the photo of the racoons...so adorable! The video is priceless..thanks for sharing with us!

Aug 05, 2022 06:16 PM