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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big Momma

8 comments:

Laura Boivin said...

wow!! big momma for sure...
How exciting that she brings her kits to meet you.
Would she still be nursing them at this stage?

Rusty said...

I don't know for sure, but from the way they gobbled up everything in sight I expect they are fully weaned. Going to try and get some very close and low photos of the kits next time they show up,

Gail said...

Wow, the place where they dine must be serving some REALLY good items.

Anonymous said...

Lucky coons to have you as a human friend!
The babies are sure cute..
id be trying to pet them..lol..
Hugs!
Laura #2 (lolly) from Laura Bs forum..

bunnits said...

Whoa! That's a healthy mama. Babies are so adorable that I would also have difficulty keeping from petting them. The ones who used to come to our backdoor in Memphis for the nightly catfood leavings were hard to resist. They are such humorous and interesting creatures.

Rusty said...

Caution is advised. If the youngster comes to you it's probably OK. Most don't care to any petting, though a few do like an ear scritch. Once in a while one will be exceptionally friendly - like Alex last year. They do remember you from year to year. But a raccoon may accept one person as someone to be trusted - that does not extend to others, nor do you want that to happen. There are some people who consider raccoons to be simply vermin.

Rusty said...

Treats take the form of dry dog food, preferably a rice-chicken mixture. All sorts of fruit, and as a special for hand feeding - a tea biscuit. They also get a monthy worming medication inside a small peanut butter 'finger'. (They love peanut butter). every once in a while I will give a nursing mother a raw egg. Just a little extra - and they often eat the shell too!

willow said...

Hello. I had to pop over and see who belonged to that super-cool avatar image! That is certainly one big momma. You live in raccoon world!