Even though yesterday the day wasn’t as sunny as the last days of this october we made up our minds to go for an evening walk to Stanley Park anyways. I was at the point of leave my camera but finally I grabbed it. Lucky me! otherwise I wouldn’t had taken the awesome pics of the raccoons we came across with!
We usually see the raccoons on the streets of West End, wandering around at night in the alleys, but in groups of two or four at most. Having been in Stanley Park so many times I barely had never seen as many as I saw yesterday though.
I do not exaggerate when I say that easily we could be surrounded by 15 or 20 raccoons at one time. There were raccoons of all ages range, from little cups to fatty old ones. A great thing about this raccoons is that they are more sociable than the other ones we can see in the streets, perhaps because they expect to be fed, so even they friendly stare at the lens giving you the chance to take them the photos close enough to have a private portrait session!
Beside the place where we were there’s a creek that bridges the Lost Lagoon with the sea, and there are two little bridges set to cross it. Was really funny see how the raccoons used those bridges, even making the people detour when crossing from both sides.
But for sure the highlight of the evening was when we saw how some of them instead using the bridge preferred to swam to reach the other shore of the creek! is so hilarious the way they swim and paddle with their upper hands whereas their whole fur floats like a zodiac!
So you already know if you come to Vancouver, at Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon you would see tons of raccoons without having the random chances of sights you could have in the streets of the West End.
By the way, if you want to see the whole bunch of pics I’ve taken check my flick out!