Raccoons and Squirrels

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 Patches and one of her babies 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

Raccoon baby, 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Raccoon baby, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon, 2017 - © Colehauscats.com

Curious baby raccoon, 2017 – © Colehauscats.com

Great, great, great grandmother Happy returns, 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

4th generation raccoon family Daisy and one of her babies – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Late morning raccoon visitor - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Late morning raccoon visitor – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Lily the raccoon - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Lily the raccoon – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Trouble the raccoon - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Trouble the raccoon – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Great, great grandmother Happy - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Great, great grandmother Happy – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Sunny and her three babies - 2013 © Colehauscats.com

Sunny and her three babies – 2013 © Colehauscats.com

Sunny's babies - 2013 © Colehauscats.com

Sunny’s babies – 2013 © Colehauscats.com

How's it going? - 2016 © Colehauscats.com

How’s it going? – 2016 © Colehauscats.com

Lounging squirrel - © Colehauscats.com

Lounging squirrel – © Colehauscats.com

A curious squirrel - © Colehauscats.com

A curious squirrel – © Colehauscats.com

Double nutty squirrel - 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Double nutty squirrel – 2015 © Colehauscats.com

Close up of unicorn squirrel - © Colehauscats.com

Close up of unicorn squirrel – © Colehauscats.com

Curious squirrel - © Colehauscats.com

Curious squirrel – © Colehauscats.com

Limpy, the Squirrel - © Colehauscats.com

Limpy, the Squirrel – © Colehauscats.com

Squirrel with Nest Material. © Colehaus Cats.

Squirrel with Nesting Material. © Colehaus Cats.

Squirrel peeking in Window. © Colehaus Cats.

Squirrel peeking in Window. © Colehaus Cats.

Squirrel at the Window. © Colehaus Cats.

Squirrel at the Window. © Colehaus Cats.

Einstein the Squirrel stealing walnuts. © Colehaus Cats.

Einstein the Squirrel stealing walnuts. © Colehaus Cats.

Einstein stealing walnuts - 2010. © Colehaus Cats.

Einstein stealing walnuts - 2010. © Colehaus Cats.

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