Last week, Rachel finally showed us her “squirts.” We thought she had two babies, but they kept arrived on our back deck. One baby is smaller than the other three (she’s standing on the lower deck behind Rachel, the larger raccoon in the middle of the picture), but appears healthy.
Last weekend, we observed how the babies get into our yard from the neighbor’s (we think they split their time between living under our neighbor’s shed and under our lower deck). They climb on our wisteria trellis, which is attached to our fence. They use the trellis like a ladder.
On Sunday afternoon, we saw three of the babies in one of our trees. They were practicing their climbing skills. The fourth baby was on the fence and must have jumped (or fallen) off the fence because Rachel abandoned the three babies in the tree to investigate.