Realizing that these Raccoons were presenting me with a unique photo-op, I photographed them a number of times throughout the day.
I was less than satisfied with the background of sky and twigs in this photo series. Positioned as they were it was impossible for me to put them against a different background. To make the best of a difficult situation I decided to use Photoshop to create a dark background fading to the properly exposed subject. I hope you like the effect.
Some have noted what a pest raccoons can be and it is true but I have not had any problem with them as I do not have anything outdoors for them to cause problems with.
Also the rabies problem was mentioned. We do have some rabies in our area and it would be unwise to handle a sick acting animal. This pair of raccoons appeared fat and healthy.