We have the fortunate experience of getting close up and personal with some of our furry neighborhood friends. We have the most beautiful family of raccoons that live nearby, who usually grace us with their presence around 9pm these days. This particular raccoon, however, was not a regular that I've seen. Her color is much darker than the others, and she didn't budge when we made any sound or came closer for a picture (which leads me to believe this raccoon could actually be very sick). Arthur and I always get a kick out of watching our little friends steal the cat food that our neighbors have left out for all the stray cats. They're always very careful and cautious when stepping into the lit stairwell. Always alert and with their heads always up scanning the premises, they feel for the food in front of them to stuff into their faces. I wish I had this on video. It's adorable! Here are a few pictures of this lone raccoon we saw this evening. Whenever I see our regulars, I'll have to post pictures of them, too.
Hand in the food bowl