Little raccoons have been clambering around a wall in Riverside Park at 108th Street , evidence that the spring raccoon baby boom is in full swing.
Barbara Peck, who sent the photo above, said the little animals are putting on a show — chasing each other, darting in and out of hiding places, licking each other clean. Just like children who’ve been home-schooling for a month! “These guys were particularly cute, and don’t we all need cuteness right now?” she asked.
Our friend Melissa Cooper writes on her “Out Walking the Dog” blog that she’s amazed by the numbers this year.
“This year seems to have yielded a bumper crop with little guys pouring out of the den like clowns from a clown car. I counted seven the other night, bumbling up and down the wall and bumping into each other like furry Keystone Kops,” she wrote.
Melissa posted the video below: