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Bandits at Six O'clock!

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 June 2018 in Animal & Insect.

Portia had been hesitant to go to the back corner of our yard without one of us with her. She likes going there to check out the neighbor's yard. We were out one evening with her and saw the source of her concern. These characters were up a tree just over the fence. She had been smelling and hearing them I guess.

Actually, there were three of them. People down the street feed these guys which is a terrible idea. But, they don't try to raid my bird feeders like they used to do.

yoshimiparis from France

the best time for a meeting between bandits (laughs)

11 Jun 2018 5:21am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A fun-looking rogue, which certainly will also create problems. Portia is wise when careful.

11 Jun 2018 5:32am

Martine from France

Joli petit animal, dommage qu'on ne le voit pas mieux.

11 Jun 2018 5:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Terrific capture. I like their bandit masks as well!

11 Jun 2018 5:55am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

So cute but rather destructive. A great find.

11 Jun 2018 6:01am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely capture..
he looks cute !

11 Jun 2018 6:02am

badtgv from provence, France


11 Jun 2018 6:44am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Not a good idea to encourage these . .

11 Jun 2018 6:53am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Excellents ces Ratons laveurs.
Certes les nourrir n'est pas la meilleure idée.
Bonne journée Steve

11 Jun 2018 7:00am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Portia has to ask himself questions when she sees this very beautiful animal perched on a tree over her. I adore these "bandits"

11 Jun 2018 7:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Splendid capture!

11 Jun 2018 8:01am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une magnifique prise !

11 Jun 2018 9:34am

willy from Belgium

une belle capture de " ces bandits" Steve


11 Jun 2018 9:44am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing animal. I hope this time not dangerous.

11 Jun 2018 9:47am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

I would be scared to look up and see that all of a sudden, but, but so
strangely cute !~

11 Jun 2018 10:08am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


11 Jun 2018 12:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Incredible to see those faces in the tree!

11 Jun 2018 12:49pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is superb !

11 Jun 2018 1:25pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent capture!

11 Jun 2018 1:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine capture of these pests even if they are in a very dark area. Feeding them is to invite more problem.

11 Jun 2018 2:51pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Lovely capture

11 Jun 2018 2:57pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

wow...Beautiful capture but near your house ...!

11 Jun 2018 3:34pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

they have the most delightful faces

nice capture !

11 Jun 2018 3:50pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

They are so cute, but can really do a lot of damage to patio furniture or your attic if they get in. Portia is wise to be cautious.

11 Jun 2018 3:51pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Jun 2018 5:42pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Dans ce branches un peu cahé quelbeauté sueprbe
belle soirée

11 Jun 2018 5:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Cute capture of this critter staring down!! Portia has a great sixth sense to know when to go with caution. I notice that with birds and squirrels when a hawk is in the vicinity......absolute silence.

11 Jun 2018 6:23pm

@Steven: I've noticed the same thing when a hawk visits out backyard, which seems to happen a few times a year. The little birds disappear along with the squirrels. Once the hawk is gone, things are back to normal.

Diana from Olympia, United States

Great portrait of urban wildlife we would rather avoid

11 Jun 2018 9:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I can't imagine looking up in the tree and seeing these guys looking down at you! A great image!

12 Jun 2018 1:17am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Well spotted and well photographed in darkish light.

12 Jun 2018 3:24am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Cute capture !

12 Jun 2018 4:52am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this animal. :)

12 Jun 2018 6:10am

Elaheh . Ƹl¡ from Montreal, Canada

Few days ago I met these creatures for the first time! She was incredibly cute and desperate.

12 Jun 2018 5:44pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Bigger than the squirrels we have over here...

12 Jun 2018 8:30pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Lots of these in the Toronto region, too. An excellent painterly feel to this shot.

14 Jun 2018 1:29pm

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

;) Masked bandits! Superb catch!

14 Jun 2018 3:31pm