Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: A Little Wildlife In The Garden Spot

July 20, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Today was exactly as I wanted it to be: peaceful and even a little bit dull. That is until this evening when my buddy Laura tipped me off to the excitement unfolding in far north Greenpoint.

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raccoon

A raccoon took residence in a tree on Manhattan Avenue between Clay and Box Street.

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Amusingly enough he (or she)  is hanging his hat across the street from the Greenpoint Hotel and the Marzili Hostel. Maybe they were booked tonight?

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Or maybe they have a “no raccoons allowed policy”? This is a shame as he (or she) is pretty darned cute!

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Peek-a-boo!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: The second photo comes courtesy of Mister Heather.

Comments

10 Comments on Greenpoint Photos Du Jour: A Little Wildlife In The Garden Spot

  1. Tony From Kent Street on Mon, 20th Jul 2009 9:50 pm
  2. Pretty cute as long as he stays up there.

  3. missheather on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 1:10 am
  4. I’ll take my chances with a raccoon any day before a skunk. Yes, Greenpoint has skunks. They live along the waterfront around Java Street.

  5. divinem7 on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 8:48 am
  6. I saw a raccoon scurrying across the waterfront on India street once. I was with an Australian friend who got really excited because they have no raccoons in Australia. Oh Australia!

  7. jconguy on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 9:05 am
  8. There is also a raccoon on Huron street. It has been sighted across from 118.

  9. missheather on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 10:40 am
  10. divinem7, It’s funny you mention that because one of the neighborhood youths said (and I quote): Don’t raccoons come from Australia or something? YUP.

  11. d on Tue, 21st Jul 2009 12:51 pm
  12. I’ve seen the one on Huron. At dusk a few weeks ago, it was strolling on the sidewalk. We looked at each other for half a minute then it went scurrying down a driveway. It was cool. :)

  13. Tony From Kent Street on Wed, 22nd Jul 2009 9:58 am
  14. NY dept. of health just put out a warning to watch out for rabid raccoon.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pr2009/pr050-09.shtml

  15. vlove443 on Wed, 22nd Jul 2009 2:19 pm
  16. Gothamist just reported a notice about rabid raccoons in all the boroughs and since it is clearly daylight in this photo you might want to report this.

    http://gothamist.com/2009/07/22/rabid_raccoons_infiltrate_the_borou.php

  17. rowan on Tue, 28th Jul 2009 6:59 pm
  18. It goes without saying that it’s never a good idea to approach wild animals. However, while the photo shows daylight, that raccoon looks like he/she is napping. I believe coordination also suffers with rabies so it is doubtful that a sick raccoon would manage to stay perched in a tree.

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