Raccoon family at play

Every night for about a month in the late summer of 2020 a mama raccoon brought her 5 almost-grown pups to the Magic Tree Den playpen so they could scuffle and play.  We call this space a “playpen” because it’s completely surrounded by brush and safe from coyotes.  There are 3 playpens, and the fox and raccoon families all seem to enjoy spending time in them.

Mama usually joined the fun, at least for a while.  Sometimes though she preferred to just sit on her bottom, like a furry little Buddha, and watch the young ones romp.