Thursday, July 2, 2020

Only Half The Story

After observing our little raccoon family, Mom, Dad and three kits, we wondered who would show up last night so we made sure there were some seeds in the feeder as evening approached. It didn't take long before I spotted a shape on the deck.
When I went to the window I saw Mom and her three babies, but wait was that a fourth head sticking up?

 
 
Mom saw me and headed toward the hedge, then she stopped. Lined up behind her were six kits. Three were a bit bigger than the ones we'd seen the other night, though I think they were the same ones, just grown a little. Two were a little smaller and one was a runt.
The three bigger ones knew exactly what to do. They entered the feeder and started chowing down. The two smaller ones stayed behind Mom and she shoved seeds toward them, The runt stayed under Mom and I think may have been nursing.
  When the bigger ones had eaten their fill, they went to play on the porch while Mom and the smaller ones ate. Mom kept her eyes on me all the while, but she didn't run away.
  These little guys are so cute. Rob and I decided that we'll feed them again tonight but then we're cutting off the food kitchen. We'll remove the feeder at night. We don't want to encourage them to take up residence on the porch.

6 comments:

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is quite the family!!! And Mom is a good mother. We think that is a wise decision on your part to move the feeder.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Maybe the momma took a neighbor's kids out for takeout

Molly the Airedale said...

The racoon family is so cute but we agree - you don't need them taking up residence on your porch.

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Hello! We're from Racoon nation Toronto! They are so cute! :)

Pinot xo

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They are so cute. We had a pet raccoon at one time. So love raccoons. However, understand why you don't want to encourage them near the house.

kathy b said...

They ae cute, but I agree. Ours hang out in the woods on our property. I still feed ourbirds, and we hear the raccons around our bedtime, out scratching around. We keep a flashlight up stairs and we can see those little eyes and then POOF then go into the woods