This year, however, there have been very few Raccoon babies to speak of. One of the sites with the momma and five offspring is now devoid of Raccoons....so I wonder if she got hit by a car, or met some other untimely demise.
Regardless, it was not until a little over a week ago, that a camera at a completely new study location yielded some baby raccoons. Not quintuplets this time, but twins....
White-Tailed Deer offspring also seem to come in "multiples" frequently. I had twins at two sites last year (here)....and have even had triplets at a site in North Carolina (here).
This year, however, I have gotten relatively little in the way of fawns (in general) at the site where they were very common last year. In fact, at a site where I not only had twins last year, but several other fawns, I've only got pictures of a momma with a single baby once (here).
Once again, the completely different sites (with the twin Raccoons) is where I've gotten pics of twin fawns this year.
On a different subject, it appears that a large buck who was at one of my study sites last year survived the hunting season and is back. This could be the third year in a row that he's been around (see 2011 shots here, and 2012 examples here).....
You may remember that there were two at this site last year, but one was taken down by an automobile in late fall (here).