Hi Friends, Here is a family of raccoons that come and visit at night. My trail camera captured these cuties sneaking around the back of the woods. It was a rainy day in February, but the late-night munchies did not stop these from raccoons searching around for a snack. Now, given this situation…I can relate! 😆 Warm Regards, Debra
According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), raccoons are monogamous and breed primarily in late winter (January and February) after their first or second year. Following a gestation period of approximately 2 months, females give birth in April or May to a litter of two to four pups in a hollow den tree. Female raccoons wean their young at 16 weeks and continue to care for them for approximately 9 months. Raccoons inhabit most of the United States, including all of South Carolina, with population densities being higher along coastal areas than inland.
My sweet girl, Anna loves to hide inside the cabinets in the morning. It’s has become one of her daily rituals. This breed has been known to have a playful side. Here is a youtube of Anna doing a quick silent roar.
Alexander is two months younger than Anna. Both were born in Georgia and are a couple of love birds. Whatever adventure they encounter…they need to be together. Watch him play ball here.
Here is what I love about Ocicats
They are pet friendly.
They are people friendly.
They are intelligent. Ocicats respond to their names and actually understand when their humans are chatting with them.
They have a sense of humor and do tricks. Some do play fetch. They are known for their dog-like behaviors.
They are gentle and loving.
Fun Facts about Ocicats
They love to eat
Purina Fancy Feast Broth
Treats: Eden Bonito Flakes – (I got this tip from a professional cat behaviorist.) More about Bonito Flakes here. P.S. I love them too!
Plus, you can never go wrong with a little bit of can tuna.
I have been busy reviewing all my tail camera footage and found a white squirrel that hangs in the back of my cabin. I had posted previously another video of this cutie… you can click the underlined link to view it here.
Also, I will be adding new trail cameras within a few weeks to capture more wildlife. So stay tuned!
Warm Wishes, Debra Roinestad
“I like squirrels. They’re so adventurous.” —Gabby Douglas
Half a Buck is Better Than None
This teenage buck was so curious of the trail camera. He came so close… I guess he is proud of his large horns.
“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” —Norma Desmond