A lovely treat for you today! This is one of my online acquaintances, Maryellen, feeding a baby raccoon. She works with her local wildlife services to help baby animals who have lost their mother survive, and then she trains them to go back into the wild. She just finished raising two baby squirrels, and now here’s a raccoon who needs taking care of. (There will be three raccoon babies to raise, by the time she’s done.)
You can just tell, watching her, that this is what she was born to do. And all these dear little animals benefit from having this human “mother.”
She writes about wildlife too, at the Nature, Read in Tooth and Claw blog. It’s well worth checking out, and spending time reading. And you can subscribe to her videos at maryellenks’s Channel on YouTube.