Raccoon mama with 4 little ones snuggling in an owl box

A mama raccoon moved her 4 babies into one of our owl boxes in late April 2021. They stayed for only a few days. We think the babies were about a month old – their eyes were just opening.

It was an extremely tight fit, and the little ones constantly squirmed to try to stay on the top of the pile. They barely had room to breathe. In the video you can watch them yawning and stretching and fidgeting – they were rarely still and mama got no sleep at all.

We don’t often get to see baby raccoons up close, and these little guys were beautiful and very endearing, so it’s a long video – we had a hard time cutting it down and in the end we decided to just let it run.

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