Visiting from the deep woodlands, an attentive raccoon mom sat down to rest for a while near the edge of my yard.
In the distance a dog barked. The mom turned her head to listen and silently told her three kits to hide behind her.
The shy one and the practical one hid from me. The adventurous, bold one looked me straight in the eye and froze.
After only a moment, the mom silently told them to go back to playing what they were doing. Raccoon kits are very good children and obey their mom.
They were playing 'explorer' that day.