Friday, July 6, 2018

Indecision



On these long days of summer, afternoon stretches into evening and evening into night without changing stride, robbing hours from the dark. Raccoons around here seem to have forgotten that they are nocturnal and the adults appear at all hours of the day. This week, 2 kits showed up with their mother at twilight. They stayed close by her side until some noise or movement startled them and sent them scrambling for the nearest tree. This happened 3 times while I watched, and each time, they climbed a short distance before looking back at their mother, who was still calmly eating her breakfast.



Chagrined, they reconsidered their course of action...



...and slinked back to their mother's side.
Caution is good, but hunger rules.


3 comments:

Felicia said...

Totally adorable.

Brian King said...

LOL! Cute little ones!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Ohhh!!! beautiful images.. :-)))