DO YOU see them? It wasn't easy for me to spot this youthful brigade of five raccoon brothers and sisters clawing way up a ragged maple tree that has seen better days. They camouflaged nicely amid the grayish/brown bark, leafy shadows and flashes of sunlight.
Although said to be nocturnal, these neighborhood critters remain active around the clock. Seeing five means there are likely 500 nearby. Their movements are sometimes comical and destinations repetitive similar to that of humans who routinely trek the same trails every day. Raccoons are trained to be great climbers almost from birth. Watch as one scales a 25-story building HERE.
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