The raccoon made her appearance today which means her kits will be showing themselves soon. I had so much fun watching the young ones last year and have been anticipating show time this year.
Early this morning I first noticed mom raccoon laying out of the hole. She does this when she is nursing the kits.
She is a bit timid and when I sneezed, retreated in to the tree a bit. She and the kits last year quickly became accustomed to me sitting close by and taking photos and I was able to witness some fun play time between the kits.
About 1500 this afternoon she came out again. She seemed a little more relaxed with me watching and did not retreat. I hope to see the kits in a couple of days.