are usually born in the spring. In our part of the country that
means early- to mid-April. The mothers start bringing the young with
them on their nightly outings at around 10 to 12 weeks of age. This
means the babies usually start showing up on our deck in early July.
this cute little guy first showed up, with his mother and 3
siblings, in late September. His mother is probably a yearling.
Yearling females sometimes don't find a mate till later in the year,
and therefore some new babies can still show up in the fall. But the
babies grow fast, and our winters are mild, so this guy should have
no problem surviving his first winter.
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