For a while, we didn't see 'our' raccoon babies then began to see them again about a week ago, Unfortunately, we found one of them near our country road dead but it did not appear as if it had been hit by a car or had been injured in any way.
We saw three of them for a couple of days but recently are just seeing two of them. We don't know if the third one is just hiding/keeping out of sight or if something has happened to it also. It's usually just one who is brave enough to show himself consistently and the others have all been way more shy and secretive.
But I was fortunate enough today to get some photos before they both scurried up a tree and out of sight. Oh, the trees they now retreat to are apple trees which are full of apples! We had hoped they wouldn't find those trees but ------. My DH isn't going to do anything about them being in the apple orchard though - he's just glad to see them back around again.
Without further ado, here are the 'babies'!
Will be busy for the next several days as the Core Sound Museum is hosting a NC Wildlife Artists Society exhibition starting the 19th of this month (August) and it will run until November 17th of this year. I have the three paintings allowed for exhibit but am still painting in hopes of producing something with a lot of wow factor! We'll see what ends up in the show but decisions will have to be made quickly if I'm to get everything down to Harkers Island, NC in time for them to hang the paintings!