Raccoons love trees + TreeSpirit loves trees
= TreeSpirit loves raccoons
Many people consider raccoons a nuisance, brazenly knocking over garbage cans or entering their house through pet doors—but there is another side to the resourceful raccoon…as sensitive, gentle and playful as a kitten.
We work with a licensed, not-for-profit wildlife rescue & rehab organization, Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue. Each spring I volunteer with my partner Amy to raise baby, orphaned raccoons.
Orphans, because their mothers have been killed, mostly by cars and “pest control” companies that don’t know any better. (Killing raccoons doesn’t stop more from taking their place, but removing food access and house entryways does.) We raise the kits to adulthood, then in autumn release them back to the wild where they belong.
Along the way I’m privileged to see firsthand how young raccoons are attentive to their surroundings in ways we humans rarely are.
Learn more about Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue‘s devotion to wildlife rescue: http://yuwr.org
ABC-TV NEWS STORY: Tiny Tim the orphaned, injured Baby Raccoon: