At dusk, this very young raccoon was out and about with its sibling, unbeknownst to its mom. Here it's at the side of the road not one bit afraid of me. In fact, it kept walking up to me so close that most of the photos I took of it were duds. I was using a long lens so did not want it to come so near.
Same baby raccoon taken with different lens
Unfortunately, by the time I was using a different lens, the raccoon had crossed the street. I captured this shot just before the two babies hid under a car.
Where was the mother? Where do you think? If you guessed foraging in a trash can, you'd be correct.
A few minutes after the babies toddled into the woods, the mom appeared looking very concerned. She finally missed her babies!
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