North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How things have changed!

As I prepare to head out to the pen and see if Vin is still in fact separated from the rest of the gang (he couldn't tear the plexi glass apart so he was attempting to tear the framing of the window itself apart last night) I figured I would give you an example of why the separation.
Note the posture of this coonie. That is not "I'm happy to see you!" This is bud and longtime friend of Vin....Pals to the end! So what has him so defensive you might ask? Just what is at the other end of that tunnel?
Yup! Mr. Innnocent himself. With that little "What? It wasn't me!" smirk on his face!

Tash had taken to denning up in the large outdoor den box with Kinky and I'm sure a couple of the others. He happily comes out to say hi to me!
When Vin comes by.....he scolds him off! An easily defensible position to prevent further bites to his backside! (where Vin likes to sneak up on them!) That is pretty much the effect he has on most of them now. Luckily the girls are very confident and don't take any crap, (and for the most part he is a gentle giant), because he is pretty huge and powerful compared to them and could hurt them if he really wanted to. Like I said, he's just being a raccoon....he's not mean, just persistently annoying!

So off I go to see what I have to deal with now!


  1. What?! Vin didn't go easy on Tash, his best bud?! Poor Tash, I like him a lot. Shame on Vin! Now I know why he got bitten twice when he was in the wild on his own. He needs to stop this bad habit of his. No matter how tempting the coonie buns taste, he must quit. Although he's the most annoying raccoon I know, i still love him. His Mr Innocent face is priceless!

  2. Yes, I'm beginning to think Vin brought his past injuries on himself out there too! He acts all innocent and charming....but he's not! LOL