Raccoons waiting for San Francisco bus

Raccoons and busFrom Paw Nation in the USA:

Raccoons Line Up for San Francisco Muni Bus

by Helena Sung

A photograph of a group of raccoons clustered around a San Francisco bus has gone viral. “I’m shocked, actually,” the photographer, Stephen W. Thomson, tells Paw Nation. The delightful photograph was posted to Thomson’s Flickr page, and has been reported by the Daily Mail in London, the Wall Street Journal, and local Web sites. …

Admired from afar, the raccoons outside the bus — some of whom were standing on their hind legs — were well-mannered as they ate bits of food off the ground. “They were quiet and not beating each other to get to the food,” Thomson says. While it’s been reported that the bus driver regularly feeds the raccoons who gather, Thomson says he does not know for a fact whether that is true. “I didn’t actually see the bus driver feeding the raccoons and don’t know if he does that regularly,” Thomson says, adding that he does not want to get the bus driver in any trouble.

“What I find interesting,” says Thomson, “is the joy that viewers get from seeing the photograph.” We sure do!


14 thoughts on “Raccoons waiting for San Francisco bus

  1. Pingback: Bears, cougars in United States cities? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: No more moose as pets in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: New South American mammal discovery | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Valentine’s Day for animals | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Golden eagle migration, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Baby raccoon blind orphans in California | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Why birds nest near alligators and hawks | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Raccoon at night in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Raccoons in the USA, videos | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Chipmunks and mice, why are they striped? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Raccoon in Canada video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Ancient Greek fable and American raccoons’ intelligence | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Urban mammal wildlife in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: Animals living in cities, video | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.