Baby raccoons

On Sunday morning I went for a hike in the morning twilight at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark near Swanton, Ohio. I came upon the usual white-tailed deer and even some turkeys before stumbling across a raccoon (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae). She bolted for some distant cover as I approached and I lost her in the foliage. I looked back at where she came from and saw two baby raccoons sitting on the ground, looking unsure of what to do.

Raccoon kit (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae) photographed 07/15/2012 at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark near Swanton, Ohio.

Raccoon kit (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae) photographed 07/15/2012 at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark near Swanton, Ohio.

They kind of mulled around for a few seconds before both started making their way up trees.

Raccoon kit (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae) photographed 07/15/2012 at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark near Swanton, Ohio.

Raccoon kit (Procyon lotor, Procyonidae) photographed 07/15/2012 at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark near Swanton, Ohio.

After getting these photos I backed off, and the kits scurried down and made their way in the direction of their mother.

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About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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2 Responses to Baby raccoons

  1. Mike Powell says:

    I enjoyed the way you told your story and that last photo is incredible. You really captured a great pose.

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  2. Jeremy Sell says:

    Thanks. I thought that last one was the only good one, but threw the others in to tell the story. My camera isn’t great in low light at long distances.

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