Hawks and Bunnies and Raccoons, Oh My!

Over the past couple of months I’ve had unusual visitors in my midst.

It started with this guy I saw while on a walk

Hawk

Hawk

In our pine tree we saw these raccoon laser beam eyes staring down at us

Tree Raccoon

Pine tree Raccoon

Then while I was out for evening stroll , this was on my front lawn

Bunny

Bunny Rabbit

This visitor may not be too unusual, but he seems to like to hang out in my bushes

Garden Cat

Garden Cat

This creature was found outside out front door!

Big Spider

Big Spider

The latest visitor  – the one to frighten my humom the most was this guy!

 We call him out “Garbage Can Raccoon”

Garbage Can Raccoon

Garbage Can Raccoon

He liked it so much, he stayed and had a nap

Garbage Can Raccoon

Garbage Can Raccoon

Just remember, as cute looking as some of these critters and visitors are, some of them, like the raccoon, can and do pose health issues for dogs.

Please be careful and keep your distance, call the appropriate authorities in your area to assist with removal when necessary.

Author: Kelly Harding

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  1. I have had some run ins with some nasty raccoons over the years. And having lived out west, cougars, Eagles and bears were very common. Seeing the napping raccoon in the garbage would have startled me lol

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    • Lately it seems like we are experiencing a lot of wild life here, but thank goodness no cougars!

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  2. Raccoons are a real problem in Toronto, some like them, others don’t, some feed them, others don’t. I don’t believe we have as bad as a problem here in Hamilton, but I could be wrong. I haven’t seen one in our neighbourhood in quite a while.

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    • They are regulars in our backyard and sometimes sleep in our very tall pine trees. We don’t feed them or encourage them to stay, but they do get into our garbage every once in a while.

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