Raccoon

Raccoon9136I was walking along when I heard the distinct sound of claws on tree bark. A world-class wilderness explorer such as myself knows immediately that it’s just a squirrel. But wait a minute, oh, it’s my camera rubbing on my shirt. That’s funny, it sounds just like a squirrel climbing a tree! As I stopped wriggling my gear around to replicate that noise I realized that the scratching sound continued, and now I was really confused. Is that a squirrel or not!?! Looking in the general direction of the noise I noticed a small opening in the canopy, a window into the bog, really, and smack dab in the middle of that window was mama raccoon frantically stuffing her kids into the treehouse!