Here are the pictures I promised of our new raccoon buddy. The pictures are truly awful because it was dark and we didn't want to get too close, then I had to reduce them to put them up here, but you get the idea. I'll try again tonight before we leave for the desert.
I really need to live somewhere else, somewhere where I can have land and incite racoons to come eat on my porch if I feel like it. A lot of the neighbors around here are panicked about rabies and see racoons as pests. I cruised around a lot of raccoon websites this morning and became better informed about it. No human being has ever contracted rabies from a raccoon, not that it couldn't happen, I'm not going to try to kiss him like I would with a shark, but I don't see this hungry little trouble monkey as being something filthy and pest like. I may eat those words but for now, she looks hungry and she may have babies to feed.
I think this is someone's racoon journal.