Raccoon mama doing her backward descent from the tree and running up the driveway, across to the woodpile, and into the maple trees. Roly poly pregnant mama raccoon. Now I know it is spring and the sleet spitting on my window can’t dissuade me of that. This is the third spring she has nested in the maple tree outside my window. Life span of a raccoon? Foraging territory? I have to get the bird bath back in the yard- she uses it alot more than the birds. And do research. I wonder what the blackbirds (upstairs tenants on the next limb over) think of their new neighbor.