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Raccoons Seeking Dens

Pregnant female Raccoons have recently been exploring potential natal dens where they will soon give birth to four or five young. This year’s litters will be well hidden from potential predators deep inside the tree cavities, caves and rock crevices their mothers have chosen.  We won’t see the offspring for another month or two, after they have developed enough motor skills to be able to walk.  Sometime in June or July their mother will venture out of the den at night with her offspring and introduce them to solid food and the great outdoors.

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4 responses

  1. Alice

    What a great photo! Such long whiskers. Babies must be so adorable.

    May 7, 2021 at 8:21 am

  2. Thankyou for another great post, I have a mystery photo, but emails to mholland@vermontel.net bounce back. Is there another way to send the photo and explanation??

    May 7, 2021 at 8:33 am

  3. What a face! Beautiful.

    May 7, 2021 at 8:46 am

  4. Very lovely picture of this very cute Raccoon! They are trouble and fresh though! Not good to encourage them around your property! Raccoons, Skunks, Squirrels all have AC/DC personalities one minute they like you and the next minute they hate you
    ! 🙂 ❤

    May 7, 2021 at 1:41 pm

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