As I’ve mentioned before, healthy Florida Raccoons are regularly out and about in the daytime, unlike their northern counterparts. The curious fellow above was romping in the flowers alongside the trail at Orlando Wetlands.
A few weeks ago, I had a different sort of Raccoon experience on the Corkscrew Swamp Boardwalk – see the sequence of short iPhone videos below:
He tried to gather up his courage, and looked in vain for a way to avoid me. Then he suddenly jumped through the railing and I thought surely he’d landed in the swamp! But the tricky little guy outsmarted me, climbed up the other side, then clambered to the top of the railing, and dashed off to catch up with the rest of the family!