Last week I shared Everyone should have cookies and peanuts on a cold winter’s night and that the raccoons are about.
Here’s another example from the next night on the calendar. This young lady is unknown to me (she does share her name as the days roll on) and is quite healthy.
Note also she hasn’t kitted yet (she’s still with child, as they say, although with raccoons it’s more like “with children.”
And it’s a three cookie plus peanuts night for this young lass.
We did notice at the end of last season and as this year grew our local raccoons had acquired a sweet tooth. Nothing extravagant, and their dietary desires are most often ruled by reproductive and milk-producing needs, so we’re not concerned.
But it is fun to watch.