i was able to crawl inside their outdoor pen to take photos. this one raccoon came out to pose for me… 3 feet away. there were several raccoons in the pen, but only this one came out.you can see how fat he is! they want to release them when they are nice and fat so they have some time to get used to their new lifestyle in the wild. again, these guys were born too late in the summer to be released, so they wintered at the rescue.