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Raccoon TV: Look who’s been peeking in the window!

By Gary Bogue
Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:22 am in Raccoons.

Raccoon paw prints on the outside of the family room glass door. Photo by Margaret Elliott, Alamo, CA
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Here is a picture of raccoon paw prints on our family room glass door showing that raccoons were looking into our family room while standing out on our deck. Usually the view is from the other side when our cat Puddy is inside the family room, watching the squirrels outside eating peanuts on the deck. Looks like dirty paws!
Margaret, Alamo, California

We’re so busy looking out our windows to see what’s going on in our backyards … we usually don’t bother to check and see who or what might be looking back in … like raccoons, birds of all kinds, neighborhood cats, deer … and who knows what else. It IS a jungle out there, you know. /Gary

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4 Responses to “Raccoon TV: Look who’s been peeking in the window!”

  1. Gayle Says:

    My resident Anna’s hummingbird often hovers on the other side of the glass to scold my cat. My (indoor only) cat’s lips shutter with anticipation of lunch. Seems the bird knows he’s safe but the cat thinks all things are possible. Love the kitty TV!

  2. Barbara Says:

    Margaret: Love the paw prints! I have the print of a bird (appears to be either a Scrub jay or a Mourning dove) that came to a rude awakening upon discovery that it wasn’t making angel wings in the snow. (It’s signature remains until April when the windows are cleaned.).

    Gayle: My two cats “keh-keh-keh-keh-keh” at birds feeding off the patio. Anything with four feet, or of human shape, they silently observe.

  3. Rattakin Says:

    Our squirrels stare into the windows and sliding glass doors to guilt us into giving them peanuts, and the Anna’s hummingbirds also peer in curiously. But one of the cutest thing I’ve ever seen was a possum, late at night, standing on his hind legs and looking into our living room, apparently wondering where his nightly snack was.

  4. Dave Says:

    I had two raccoons visit one dark January night. I found it very entertaining watching through our glass door until one of the raccoons tried to reach up and grab the door handle!
    Fortunately he was a couple of inches too short or he would have been able to open the door! I kept the doors locked for a while after that.

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