These first pics are of the mama who was quite large at around 20 pounds.
This is of the baby, a yearling who was around 10-12 pounds. He came out of the attic about 24 hours after the mama because he got hot and hungry.
Both of the raccoons were released into the wild in a nearby town around 100 miles away. Hopefully, that's far enough that they don't return to Casa Lowder.
When I returned to the USA last week, you can imagine how surprised I was to see a large fox loping through my front yard. A neighbor snapped this photo of said fox whom I've nicknamed Tod (bonus points for recognizing that reference).
Considering I live within the city limits in a neighborhood just off a main thoroughfare, the amount and variety of wildlife I'm encountering is a bit surprising. And y'all wonder why I don't spend more time outside here at home. Between the high heat, miserable humidity, overzealous mosquitoes, and audacious wildlife, I think it's safer indoors.