Labels: anemia, baby raccoons, fototudes, mountains, naquillity, rescue, wildlife · © Naquillity at 11:16 AM
Before I tell the story behind these adorable baby raccoons. I'd like to say thank you to everyone for their understanding & support about my anemic state. I'm feeling much better now that the iron pill is boosting my blood. I thought today would be as good a day to dip my typing fingers back into the blogosphere as any. I'll do my very best to make it by everyone's blog each day but if I don't please understand I'm still in the recovery processes. Thanks again to everyone for their well wishes.
I took these baby raccoon pictures early last month on our way back home from the mountains. It was early evening when the sun was setting and the wind was growing colder. We were discussing the events of the day when I spotted something in the road. When I looked I saw three baby raccoons working up the courage to walk into the road where their sibling had passed away.
When we turned around for a closer look the mother was nowhere to be found. So, we stepped out of the car inching our way closer to these adorable little creatures. It was our first time seeing baby raccoons.
My daughter took the initiative to move the deceased coon off the road as I snapped some pictures. We watched & listened carefully for the mother's return. When she didn't make her appearance we turned to ask the locals who'd stopped to help if they knew of anyone who would relocate them. They called the wildlife rescue first but they declined (can you believe that?) Then they called an old man who did this for a living. He came within 30 minutes of us calling.
He got right down to business by placing a trap next to them and proceeded to pick them up one at a time, placing them inside. Two of the three surviving babies would get a new home on a farm, some warm bedding for the night and a safe place to grow. Whereas the third baby raccoon scurried away from being rescued. He/ she made its way up the mountainside, away from the road. All in all I'd say the rescue went well. None of them had to suffer the ill fate their fourth sibling met.