We’re honored (some say we’re crazy) to have wildlife visit our backyard, and especially honored to have helped five generations of raccoons survive in a greenspace-bordered housing development that wants them completely eradicated. The raccoons that visit Colehaus are gentle and a bit too trusting, and get along with our many neighborhood cat visitors.
That said, we keep forefront in our minds these are wild animals and would never attempt to befriend, touch, or capture them. We actively provide a limited amount of food during daylight-only hours whenever babies are present, a raccoon looks starved (not sick) or blind (as in Happy’s case), and during subfreezing weather. We believe in allowing raccoons to be raccoons and to not rely on humans for their only food source.
Raccoon Patches and one of her babies 2017 – © Colehauscats.com
Raccoon baby, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com
Curious baby raccoon, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com
Great, great, great grandmother Happy returns, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com
4th generation raccoon family Daisy and one of her babies – 2016 © Colehauscats.com
Late morning raccoon visitor – 2016 © Colehauscats.com
Lily the raccoon – 2015 © Colehauscats.com
Trouble the raccoon – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
Great, great grandmother Happy – 2014 © Colehaus Cats
Sunny and her three babies – 2013 © Colehauscats.com
Sunny’s babies – 2013 © Colehauscats.com
How’s it going? – 2016 © Colehauscats.com
Lounging squirrel – © Colehauscats.com
A curious squirrel – © Colehauscats.com
Double nutty squirrel – 2015 © Colehauscats.com
Close up of unicorn squirrel – © Colehauscats.com
Curious squirrel – © Colehauscats.com
Limpy, the Squirrel – © Colehauscats.com
Squirrel with Nesting Material. © Colehaus Cats.
Squirrel peeking in Window. © Colehaus Cats.
Squirrel at the Window. © Colehaus Cats.
Einstein the Squirrel stealing walnuts. © Colehaus Cats.
Einstein stealing walnuts - 2010. © Colehaus Cats.