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Photo of the Day ~ Animals & Wildlife Category ~ June 09, 2009

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by Joy Cobb (JoyCobb) 
Kodak Z1012 IS
Kingsville, Ohio
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
Beware of raccoons out & about in the daytime. Right after I took this, this raccoon began to shake, snarl, drool, lost control of his bodily functions, and went after our cat, protecting her kittens.

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mike marshall commented on June 09, 2009 00:35:
Great capture, nicely framed with excellent detail, Joy. Congratulations!
Dick Vance commented on June 09, 2009 07:30:
Congratulations for the great coon shot, Joy! Not all daytime coons are rabid. I have one female that's been coming out in the daytime to feed for the past four Springs while she's nursing a new litter. The first time I saw her I thought she was rabid but she's quite healthy. Yours certainly sounds sick, though.
Pat Abbott commented on June 09, 2009 09:08:
Nice shot! I hope your cat and the kittens are okay?
Robin-Lee Vieira commented on June 09, 2009 09:23:
A great capture indeed..what a face! Always better to be safe...since one never knows the circumstances of the daytime meanderings. Nice detail and DOF showing well the intense expression here! Congrats Joy!
Linn Smith commented on June 09, 2009 10:37:
Your surrounding greenery really shows up the coat and markings of this raccoon well! Congratulations on your POTD, Joy!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on June 09, 2009 11:16:
A great close up shot of this raccoon, Joy! My vet did say that raccoons are the biggest carrier of rabies and are a huge threat to small animal life...sounds very suspicious given the signs you mentioned. The detail & expression in your shot is terrific...congrats!
John Matthews commented on June 09, 2009 16:26:
Wonderful clear shot of a menacing creature.Just look at those nails.Congratulations on a well deserved POTD.
Kathy Shogren commented on June 09, 2009 20:03:
Wonderful capture Joy. Congrats on POTD!
Sue P commented on June 28, 2009 07:12:
Great capture!!

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