Monday, July 6, 2009

collage: feeding the foxes

Once when we were at Stanley Park here in Vancouver, we observed a group of tourists feeding and taking pictures of raccoons. A woman held out some doritos in her hand and the raccoon hissed (horror movie style) and snatched them from her... and she laughed!... um.. ever hear of rabies, lady?... not so funny. Their tour bus driver, who also saw that this was happening too, thankfully told them to stop. Not sure what will happen to this guy in the collage... perhaps I should have made this one a two parter... the first one where he has an arm, and the second one without.

25 comments:

Winklepots said...

LOL, yeah, you won't catch me feeding those buggers. They roam through our neighborhood at night and my littlest dog was actually attached by one (not pretty). He survived but we lock him in at night now.
Those raccoons are scary!

Audrey said...

I've been to Stanley Park!! About 25 years ago.
Love the collage, foxes are just too cute.

Expressions By Devin said...

Super cute collage!! Love you shop and blog!!!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

Aw, I really like this one!

Almay Alday said...

Why would anyone feed wild animals! So glad someone told them to stop.

TMCPhoto said...

We have a afamily of Racoons living in our neighborhood, One of them was hanging in our cherry tree as we were about to leave on a family outing last weekend; so happy that we weren't heading for the backyard instead, I didn't notice him or her until we were about to back out in the car.

I think the look in your foxes eyes telles teh story of exactly what's going to happen. Great collage

The Fiddlin' Trucker said...

Cute collage! The bus driver is probably used to being a nanny to the tourists. I don't know why, but it seems to me sometimes that perfectly smart people go on vacation and seem to lose their brains.

readingsully2 said...

Cute, Valerie...Hey if you have time we are doing another Treasure Hunt.

trudette, said...

these foxes look so nice, great collage !

The Little Fox said...

that is so adorable, great work as always!!!

Monica said...

One of those foxes looks rather crazed. lol. You should do a part two. That would be funny:)

Kipik said...

I aways love to listen to racoon screeming at night behind my building, they make such amazing sounds!

Moms Antiques and Things said...

haha great story, don't know why people don't understand "don't feed the animals"! thanks for the comment on my blog. Love yours and i'm now a follower!
my regards,
Janine

Almost Precious said...

Loved your story...funny but true. People do forget that wild animals are called "wild" for a reason ! = 0

myhools said...

I just found this blog and it is absolutely adorable! I'll be sure to visit often. :)

Stacey said...

I would be the one watching from afar and snapping pictures, but definitely not feeding the raccoons. :)

Lovely collage.

Felix and Jayne said...

what is with people!? i have the same reaction when i sit outside at my local starbucks and see people trying to feed the squirrels by hand. people are nuts!

love the foxes!

Imaginary Outdoors said...

Lovely. My boyfriend and I saw a raccoon sitting in a hanging flower planter. They're the cutest :)

The Great Ethan Allen said...

Speaking of foxes, the last couple of nights, we have seen one in our neighborhood! They are AWESOME! too bad it was a night though.

Little Dickens Designs said...

"Ever hear of rabies lady? Not so funny".....OMG I almost peed my pants.

People are stupid. It's illustrated time and again.

Michelle Brunner said...

Adorable collage...that is one brave little boy!

Elissa said...

oh that is SO funny. i think raccoons are pretty creepy, actually. i have seem my share of them on camping trips as a kid... once even jumping onto our picnic table WHILE WE SAT THERE to steal oreos! seen a few that appeared suspiciously rabid as well.

love the foxes though... ;-)

Heidi said...

Your work is so amazing! Love it!

LoveLeeSoaps said...

He is brave to be feeding them. I would not be caught doing it!

me melodia said...

fabulous!