April 19 Trash Panda.....

by Russell Smith April. 20, 2021 133 views

I had difficulty finding time this weekend to get an image in. Today 20 April aka 420 day I may have difficulty too still to be determined though.

Yesterday afternoon I saw this guy walking down our driveway in the mid afternoon. I got one shot of it in my yard but it was meh. I went out a bit later to enjoy the sun and saw it in the small woodline behind my house. I was able to get this shot before it realized I was there. I am hoping that this guy is just accustom enough to humans to have a smaller fear circle than a wild(er) version of the same animal. I was watching it walk and I am a bit concerned that it either has a bum leg or possibly distemper or even rabies.
It came up onto the deck in the back of the house in the pm hours and was not afraid of the cat who was trying to kill it from inside the breezeway which has a diamond shapped fence pattern to keep nature out and cats in. It did not back down until I pushed the door towards it. I have not seen it today but if I do see it again I will get with Tn Wildlife Dept and see what they advise. If it has to be put down then that is a law enforcement issue as I live in the city limits and well houses are too close. Hopefully it will not come to that though.
I do know that tomorrow I will make time to sit down and catch up on posts that I have missed I have started to get busy and slack now.

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The focus and resolution are perfect Russel

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Gethin Thomas 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He's quite cute so let's hope the other sort of shot is not needed. Is it a racoon?

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Russell Smith Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It is a raccoon hopefully that is not needed :)

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Love the title you gave to this post, suits him perfectly well!

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Thank you :)

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