While all baby raccoons are cute, not all photos of the pint-sized bandits are created equal.
But one particularly heart-melting snap shared by a Vancouver resident certainly gives other adorable pictures a run for their money.
The Vancouverite was on their way to a morning disc golf game at Queen Elizabeth Park when they spotted a pair of charming kits climbing over a fence at a block of housing up for redevelopment.
“They looked pretty stuck with an angry Mom in the back,” they told Vancouver Is Awesome.
“Not sure if she was mad at them or me. I didn’t stick around to see how they got down but they were gone after my game.”
In another picture (shown in the photo gallery above), the Vancouver local captured an image of a group of six of the ring-tailed critters gathered outside of a residence in East Vancouver; a few of the curious creatures are standing on their hind legs.
In January, a local captured a video of a large, active group of raccoons in the Kitsilano neighbourhood. And in 2021, another video shows raccoons fighting on a city street.
According to Critter Clean Out, raccoons are usually more inclined to respect their elders so the fights are usually between younger raccoons for dominance. Fighting is more common during mating season when males venture outside their territory and run into other males doing the same.
Not exactly monogamous, male raccoons will attempt to mate with multiple partners each season whereas the female will mate with only one male, avoiding all others afterwards. Mating occurs during the winter months but can continue until June.
With files from Cameron Thomson.