This beautiful raccoon was climbing a tree in the backyard this morning. I am guessing it is a nursing mother foraging for food. Although I wanted to get closer, I kept my distance as to not scare her. She climbed a tree and was reaching for the newest leaves to nibble on. When she was finished, she came down the tree and posed for a few pictures before she wandered back into the bushes and disappeared. Nature is beautiful when we leave the animals alone.
If you want more information on raccoons, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raccoon