People in the southern hemisphere will appreciate this post’s title, people in the northern hemisphere, know this video was shot on 22 Jan 2022, ie, a cold winter’s night.
Although it couldn’t have been too cold because the raccoons were out.
Raccoons don’t hibernate so much as they go dormant, lethargic, and prefer to cuddle up together into little fur balls until warmer – around 30°F or higher – temperatures come.
We get inklings when they’re about.
Sometimes a rustling late at night.
Often little footprints in the snow.
Or, as is the case with our local raccoons, a pounding on the door and a harsh demand, “Yo! Two-Legs! Starving raccoons out here!”
And so we do what we can.
To keep the peace.
It’s a good thing.