This is a shot I worked on for my Zazzle site. Don't think I posted it on Flickr, it isn't in my "animals" set. He definitely looks'smiley' to me. I seldom see raccoons the last year......too many were hanging out at a lumber mill a few blocks away and a fellow trapped them all, family by family, in a garbage can and took them out to the forest. Where I doubt they could have survived the winter, since they are city coons, used to foraging in peoples garbage and pet food. Also.....since our current extreme right wing government started selling raw logs when they came into power 11 years ago, there are few large forest areas left. Just read in the paper yesterday that BC has closed 33 lumber mills in that time, while China(where the raw logs are going) has opened 82. When will people learn that "right wing " means....for the wealthy and powerful, and "left wing" means for the little guy, the working and middle class???
Sorry if I seem to harp on this subject, but things are getting so difficult for the average Canadian, while the movers and shakers, politicians, CEOs, bankers, etc.......keep getting richer and paying fewer taxes. The paper also reported recently that there are one million companies in Canada that have not paid any taxes over the last decade. Meanwhile mine keep going up!
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