She’s not alone

June 9th, 2016         0 comments

A raccoon was found near a trash bin on May 28This fine raccoon is the first one spotted this season, but I can tell she’s not the only one. Take a moment to see if you can discover the clue before reading on.

Did you note her enlarged breast? That’s a clear sign she’s nursing little ones. I didn’t find them on this night but will soon hear them rustling in the discarded cups and ice cream bowls in the trash bins. Raccoons grow quickly so they appreciate the pizza and sugary treats thrown away by park visitors. They tour the bins each night and scatter wrappers and gooey napkins around the garbage cans while they dig for snacks.


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