Security camera captures raccoon trying to catch falling snowflakes

Jan 5, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Security camera captures raccoon trying to catch falling snowflakes

Jan 5, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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After certain weather-related events recently, some of you might be a bit fed up with the concept of snow. But this super-cute video should give a few warm fuzzies even to the most snow-jaded of you.

This home security camera in Washington state managed to capture this adorable footage of a raccoon trying to catch snowflakes.

Timothy Ellis had a floodlit security camera attached to his back porch. The footage shows his snow-covered yard in Everett, Washington.

Home security cameras are increasingly being used to capture urban wildlife. These animals are often nocturnal, and you would be surprised how active and varied the wildlife can be.

Just a few months ago, my mother had a badger visiting her garden, in the middle of a busy suburban area in the UK. The footage from the camera shows the badger clearly, and it was absolutely fascinating to watch these usually shy creatures.

We’ve also reported many similar stories before, and they never fail to amaze me. You can also go a few steps further if you discover that you have regular visitors and set up camera traps with flash triggers like this photographer did.

I must admit that although badgers are cool, I would love to see a raccoon, particularly one catching snowflakes. It was always on my list of wildlife whenever I visited the US. I was finally rewarded with a family of five crossing the road and hiding behind a tree, incidentally also in Washington state. And they were just as cute as I had hoped!

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One response to “Security camera captures raccoon trying to catch falling snowflakes”

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    Matt Nicki Lautemann

    Oh my word. That is adorable!!