Friday, April 30, 2010

Raccoon lounging around

Hotels in Tamarindo have open air lobbies, and the Capitan Suizo Resort invites raccoons into its lobby by putting food out for them on their balcony. The raccoons like to lounge around the lobby, like house cats, lying on the cool tile.

When we walk to dinner from our condo in Playa Langosta, we often see raccoons walking along beside the road, heading towards the Capitan Suizo Resort for dinner.

Yesterday several people left comments because I posted a golf photo on the same day that my wife posted a photo of a golf course on her Scottsdale (Arizona) Daily Photos site. They understandably wondered whether we coordinated our photos to post photos of similar subjects on the same day.

Julie and I do not discuss in advance the photos that we post on our sites, except for the monthly Daily Photo theme days about which we sometimes seek each other's opinion. We do not know which photos we have chosen to post until we wake up in the morning and check each other's site.

Sometimes, like the series of photos Julie is now posting on the Phoenecian Resort, I am familiar with her photos because I was with her when she took them. Many times, however, we post photos that we have not shown to each other so that the first time that we see the photos is on the website, just like the readers of our sites.

That may sound strange, but Julie has not been able to go with me the last three times I have gone down to Costa Rica, so I have a lot of photos she has not seen. And I do not have the patience to wait and watch her take macro photos of cactus flowers, as she will set up her tripod, and make lots of adjustments. I figure if the photo turns out well, I will see it when she posts it on her website.

Our photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week are some underwater close-up photos that I took of the inside of iridescent clams in Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific. If you have not seen them, I respectfully submit that it is worth a visit, as they are unique.

12 comments:

Ineke said...

the raccoon looks indeed like our male cat Sam :)

Jilly said...

How interesting. I always think of raccoons as being creatures that do a heck of a lot of damage. I've seen that damage when I've stayed with friends in Ohio but this one seems mighty laid back.

Kate said...

Any problems between guests and raccoons? My niece had a baby raccoon which turned out to be a less-than-desirable pet as it matured.
PS. Haven't visited recently because I have a typical Minnesota summer cold with sleeplessness and lack of stamina--not much fun! Haven't been around much as a result! Have a good week-end! PSS. Yesterday the Tribune had an article I could have sent to you and Julie: ten tips for canoeing the Boundary Waters...I'm still chuckling about your comments on my blog the other day.

brattcat said...

Okay. So most of the time you and Julie are together in Arizona? I'm so relieved to hear this.

Leif Hagen said...

Very cute but a raccoon would make me uneasy in the hotel lobby!

Sharon said...

He looks very much like a cat would look lounging on a cool floor. I bet guests are surprised to see these animals so casually around.

Lois said...

He is cute! My cat got into a fight with a raccoon one night and scared me to death. Fortunately they were fighting through the glass door and no one was hurt.

Jarart said...

This is such a cute and unusual picture. That brings to mind a question. Is there any problem with rabies in Costa Rica? With so much wildlife, I would expect there would be. Raccoons are one of the most prone to rabies here in the US. After working for an animal hospital for twelve years, this is something that always occurs to me.

glenda said...

This racoon looks very much at home. Do they beg for food or cause a problem with getting on tables etc?

Nefertiti said...

se qu il est beau ;O)

JM said...

It's really cool having racoons as pets out there! :-)

Anonymous said...

I have a female racoon on my ack deck right now. She spent a while eating what was left of my cats food and now she is lounging on her back next to my back door. We have a lot of racoons around here and have for years but Ive never seen one so comfortable on my deck!

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