Published on May 16, 2013
The all male coon gang: Pinky, Albert, Tuffy and Spicer. For the past few visits in the last two weeks, these four boys have been coming altogether. Pinky is the first to appear up close at the window. In the background young Tuffy attempts to play with old Albert's by jumping on his back, but eventually Albert breaks free and appears at the window - his left ear unfortunately was badly torn in half earlier this month, but it is healing.
NOTE to commenters: The raccoons reside in a region where there hasn't been a case of raccoon rabies for over 25 years which is tracked and verified by the State's Public Health Dept.
FYI: Groups of raccoons use our terrace as part of their thoroughfare on their way to and from home. Tuffy, Albert, Pinky and Spicer are just a few out of a handful of raccoon families who enjoy stopping by to play and lounge on our large terrace.
We are fortunate to be able to observe a variety of wildlife since we reside next to a protected preserve where raccoons are one of the many animals consider it home. I photograph and make video recordings to identify each as well as study their behaviours. We hope you will also enjoy watching this video of the close encounter of our charming furry friends.
Please note that none of the raccoons are our pets thus please follow your local wildlife guidelines for the safety of humans and animal wildlife alike.
Additional note: I'm very well aware of the dangers of interacting with wild animals since I professionally work with a variety of dangerous wild species. No children nor pets are ever harmed, especially the wild animals captured in these videos.
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