Summer in San Elijo Lagoon: Raccoons

Even in the heat and silence of mid-day there is a surprising amount of activity on the short loop trail by the Visitor Center at San Elijo Lagoon.  Some birds are busy collecting food for their young. Lizards are out basking in the sun. Ducks are sleeping. A squirrel sits on the fence.  Suddenly the loud quacking of a duck’s alarm from one of the fresh water ponds call draws my attention and I find myself looking into the face of a rather wet Raccoon.  It turns around and goes back into the reeds but keeps peering out to see if the coast is clear.

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5 Responses to Summer in San Elijo Lagoon: Raccoons

  1. Love the photos of the bird on the “nature trail” sign and the racoon peeking through the reeds!

  2. Liz says:

    Wonderful photos. You see things that many of us miss.

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