Peeking, Lolling Raccoon
Just before sunset yesterday, someone was peeking out of the main raccoon den in the Riverside Park retaining wall.
First a nose.
Then an ear and an eye.
and finally most of the masked face.
As we watched, that someone started lolling about in the entrance.Look at that hand, er, I mean paw.
Here is the track of a raccoon in the mud of the ravine in Central Park.
Hmm. Reminds me of the 32,000 year old handprints in the Cave of Chauvet.
But back to the lolling peeker.
Interesting to note that there appears to be no tag on the raccoon’s ear, which means it was not vaccinated during the rabies epidemic of 2010. It may not yet have been born.
We headed down to the river to catch the afterglow of the sunset.
A father and daughter gazed across the river.
Some cherry trees are in bloom, while others remain bare.
We checked back at the den after dark, before leaving the park. Someone was still peeking.
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