Happy international #RaccoonAppreciationDay! 🦝
Well, „officially“ it was yesterday but a raccoon wouldn't care and so neither will we ^__^
It's #InternationalRaccoonAppreciationDay so let's appreciate this poor #raccoon (probably a Crab-eating raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus) who got mistaken for a #coati (a fellow procyonid) in a 1737/41 sketchbook by Emanuel Mendes Da Costa (1717-1791).
For #RaccoonAppreciationDay here is a watercolor of Linnaeus' pet #raccoon, Sjupp, by Lars Alstring, c.1746-7. Sjupp was a gift from Crown Prince Fredrik and lived in Linnaeus' garden at Uppsala. This work hung in Linnaeus' study at Hammarby.
Read more about Sjupp here: https://nature.com/articles/446255a
Vorrei avere in procione per amico. Loro si se san prendere a ceffoni come si deve. E lo fanno con il ghigno senza sentirsi in colpa.
I love #raccoon
There's always something new under the sun I guess. I've made it this far in life without ever having a #raccoon problem. But apparently this year my grubs bring the raccoons to the yard. 🤬 I'm trying "Repels All" but it doesn't seem to last very long. Next year for the first time I'll have to put an insecticide for grubs on the lawn. Hate to do it but 🤷
So, er. There's another update. Thanks to my previous avatars, the elf and my Khajiit, I figured out how to get bakes-on-mesh working with Legacy. And it turns out, the old ringtail cat skin.. works extremely well on Legacy, and thanks to an eye position deformer, I could get just as tall as I was with the previous avatars. My complexity has gone up due to the head being sculpts, but oh my gosh I AM SO HAPPY I FIGURED THIS OUT!
Replaced a couple of things like my jaw so it moves when I talk and the tail so I have all the poses available again. Originally I had removed the scripts but with how much power the simulators have these days, that's no longer needed.
Also updated to use Apricot Paws' Handy Paws, as these are much closer to how my ringtail has hands in my commissioned art.
I don't want to kill any animal, but if I have a #raccoon scaling my roof, he's got to be put down.
I've had them destroy a roof twice. I haven't fixed this year's attempted break-in on my shed. My neighbour thought he heard someone breaking in, and looked down to see a raccoon ripping vents off my shed roof. That's just been renewed, from the raccoon chewing through the year before.
They seem overpopulated lately, more than just a nuisance now, killing small pets also.
Wild ones go fishing
Oh look! KD has captured a tiny, evil Doc in a jar! He is so adorable when he is blushy and angry. Grey can look forward to meeting his new friend in the tank!
No worries KD, I'll keep an eye on them both and make sure they are safe and out of trouble!
Art by @Hanthecatsaur
While out in my backyard yesterday afternoon, I saw this cute little guy making its way down the cypress tree. I also saw a barred owl (yay!) but was not quick enough to get photo. And I think the Sora have come back to feed on the wild rice in the marsh!
🍀Artist: #DavidZinn in City: #AnnArbor USA 🇺🇸 - Title:
🔴 "Every Tuesday morning, Seth
puts on his jorts and offers
balloon rides to beetles. 🎈
🟡 "Jeden Dienstagmorgen zieht
Seth seine Sporthose an und
bietet Käfern Ballonfahrten an.
#StreetArt #SidewalkChalk #Art #MastoArt #Chalkart #Balloon #Raccoon #Beetle #Uplift 🐞
While I was out watering my #pumpkins a rando dog walker stopped on my corner and gawked back down the sidewalk for a minute. She pointed out there was a #raccoon in my yard trying to hold as still as possible. Thing was so big I didn't know who would win in a fight between it and her German Shepard! Like a small bear! I just went back to watering my pumpkins. 🏃 💨 🦝
There’s a tradition in my family that your grandmother makes you a quilt when you turn 13; my great aunt stepped in and made me one after my grandmother died. I was always touched by that and feel strongly that “make a quilt for his 13th birthday” is one of my duties as “honorary auntie” for my late friend’s son.
We have lots of raccoons this time year who love to cause a little mischief, cute little troublemakers they are!! Hope you enjoy this whimsical one called Bohemian Raccoon!!
Can Be Purchased Here..https://tina-lecour.pixels.com/featured/bohemian-raccoon-tina-lecour.html
❤️ Artist: #DavidZinn in City: #AnnArbor USA 🇺🇸 - Title:
🔴 "Florence works very hard to
avoid being referred to as a
🔵 "Florence arbeitet sehr hart, um
nicht als "Müll-Panda"
bezeichnet zu werden."
#StreetArt #SidewalkChalk #Art #Chalkart #Mastoart #Dandelion #Mop #Raccoon #SelfEsteem #TidyPanda
1st ko-fi sketch of the day done! My little raccoon chiptunes DJ going to his day job :>
Thanks for the commission!
You can get your own Pay What You Want sketch commission over on ko-fi!
I've been working on a new idea recently. Miniature watercolor paintings made into earrings! This is my first test painting. I'm really loving it. I think I'll make a slightly different looking raccoon with the same color scheme for the second one so they match but aren't exact copies.
🦝 Artist: #DavidZinn in City: #AnnArbor USA 🇺🇸 - Title:
🔴 "You can always count on
Max to bring the wrong kind
of chips to a party.
🔴 "Man kann sich darauf
verlassen, dass Max
immer die falsche Sorte
Chips zu einer Party
#StreetArt #SidewalkChalk #Art #Woodchip #Raccoon #Waschbär #CrunchySnacks #Chalkart #Mastoart 🇪🇺#Eurovision Party 🎉
TIL some people take umbrage at #raccoon photos bc they are an invasive species in #Europe. fwiw the raccoon in the flowers was in the usa.
the longer i am on #mastodon the more i like it but that is mainly bc of the handful of people here i am quite fond of that i met here.
idk i could be wrong bc of course its good to be aware but maybe sometimes it nice to just not worry and enjoy something that is cute.
New (as yet unpublished) potential evidence that #SARS-#CoV-2 was found in #raccoon #dogs (canids) in the #Huanan #Market in late-2019. Specifically, viral and raccoon dog #DNA in #swabs presumably taken at the time from a stall known to house those animals.
-lots of DNA mixing together in a market.
#COVID 🦠 🧬
#WildlifeWednesday - Here is a raccoon portrait that I did a few years ago in soft pastels on textured paper. I was particularly pleased with how the nose turned out on this one. I also enjoy using this gray green hue in my nature-inspired artwork.
See this artwork in my online gallery at https://mm-anderson.pixels.com/featured/raccoon-furry-woodland-creature-mm-anderson.html or one of the other sites in my profile.
#PastelArtwork #WildlifeArt #ArtistsOnMasotdon #MastoArt #TraditionalArt #animals #raccoon #art
🩰 Artist: #DavidZinn in City: #AnnArbor USA 🇺🇸 - Title:
🔴 "After three lessons and an investment in coffee filters, Sophie has decided she's more of a tap dancer"
🔴 "Nach drei Unterrichts-stunden und einer Investition in Kaffeefilter hat Sophie beschlossen, dass sie eher eine Stepptänzerin ist."
#StreetArt #SidewalkChalk #Art #Chalkart #Ballet #Raccoon
My next backyard visitor for #TinyPrintTuesday is the classic Toronto backyard denizen, the raccoon 🦝
But, I am not even kidding, as I am posting this, I looked out the window and saw a baby skunk walk up my back steps, go between the houses and out across our tiny front garden, unperturbed by my next door neighbour who was out shovelling snow!
There’s more wildlife in this city than you might imagine.
🌈 QUEER TRASH, ASSEMBLE! 🌈
My pride collection is dropping in two weeks on Valentine's Day, set yourself a reminder!
With three dope pin and sticker sets available, you can get your trashy paws on them early at Big Gay Out in AKL, or on February 14th at pepperraccoon.com