I'm going to attempt to play catch-up around here. Radio silence does not equal a lack of activity, we've actually been so busy enjoying summer that I've fallen hopelessly behind (in all areas of life!)
We spent an entire afternoon camped out in our front yard watching this Mama raccoon try to save her babies. They must have gotten separated on either side of the street and she was trying to get the whole litter back together. Every time she would leave either set of babies, they would screech and wail for her.
Once she realized we were more interested in taking pictures than harming her little ones, she got a bit more brave in her travels back and forth the street. Raccoons are shifty looking animals, even at the best of times!