It's been about a week now since the girls were released. Last Monday Laurie and I loaded them up and brought them to the site we released Michelle's whole gang a couple years back. The boys will go next, as soon as we have some free time together to lug them out there!
Laurie and a friend, Bella, have been out there checking up on them. For the most part there has been one or two still hanging around in the den box.
Chicken Little was a little overwhelmed by the whole process! She froze out on that branch for a while, but eventually the company of her sisters calmed her enough to go hang out in a den box with them.
Being raccoons and all, eventually their curiosity got the better of them and they all began exploring their new digs. Although the cage from the prior release is still up over there, we are now doing cage-free soft releases so they were not confined to the cage. We just had the den boxes up on top of it for them to utilize should they choose to.
Springer, Chicken, Pebbles, Porcelain, Rizzoli, Isles and Olivia are now living the good life on their big adventure as wild raccoons! If you run into any of the other gang, say Hi for us!