Even though I live in the Big City, there is lots of wildlife still around us. For example, there is a family of raccoons living in the yard next door. I see them occasionally at night when no one else is awake.

Here are the three baby raccoons that I see. I really like watching them ’cause they like to wrestle with each other, but I’m scared that one is going to fall off the roof! They really remind me of my kitten days. They seem pretty curious but I’m glad that the window screens are down or else they’d be inside my house waking everybody up.

One day last week, there was a big thunderstorm here in Chicago. I heard a loud strange crying noise from next door. I looked out the window and there was a baby raccoon crying for its mother afraid of the lightning and thunder. I felt very sorry for him, but the mother came right away and made sure that he was OK. Whew!

I’ll be sure to add more stories of this raccoon family as I get to know them better.

This is the tree next to our back porch.

If you want to find out more about raccoons, visit raccoons.org to find out how a real nice Florida couple have raised 48 baby raccoons. Wowie-Zowie, what a neat thing to do!

If you'd like to see some of our squirrel neighbors, click here.
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