This week’s Weekend Wildlife Watch goes to the raccoons! I’m not gonna lie, y’all. I effing LOVE those little bandits. One came into the camp some of my family had one time, and stole a loaf of bread. In its place, it left a bag of skittles that he had apparently stolen from someone else! That. Is. ADORBS. Also, I know, I know. I totally flaked last week, my baaaaad! Forgive me?
So! To go with our WWW, I’m now going to add in FFF: Five Fun Facts about our animal friend of the week! With no further ado…
- The raccoons scientific name is Procyon lotor. That means “Washer Dog”!
- Mama raccoons will give birth to a litter of 3 or 4 coons, and their eyes don’t open until they’re around 20 days old. And, they’re freaking adorable.
- Raccoons can run up to 15 miles per hour!
- They are a solitary creature. Rather than living in families, they live alone (once the young are old enough), and hunt at night.
- And fun fact #5? I WILL have one! I have my hubby on the lookout for orphans, so that I can rescue and adopt one.
This video is not technically live now, BUT, it’s super cute and sure to cheer you up! ENJOY!