Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Latest visitor

I am determined to write a proper post about the great visit we had from our friends from Hong Kong, but I don't have time to do it justice right now so it will have to wait.
In the meantime here is a photo of our latest visitor. The chickens were going a bit silly this afternoon so I went out to find this very "cute" little fellow wandering around. It is a raccoon dog and a very tame one.... it wasn't at all worried that I was branding a bright yellow bucket and trying to scare it away. It spent most of the afternoon bathing in the sun right by the chicken house, but didn't really try to get in. I'm suspecting it is actually a little sick due to the fact that a lot of its fur is falling out so I'm not so worried about it getting in and sampling a few chickens as I am about it passing on some terrible disease..... it had wandered off by late afternoon and despite the fact that the kids want to keep it for a pet I'm hoping it won't be back tomorrow.... mind you it could solve our problems of how to "dispose" of our chickens before we head back to New Zealand!


  1. Friendly visit from Turkey :)

  2. Anonymous4:33 AM

    Nice photo. I appreciate the raccoon part of him. lol