And -- because they are hungry -- they will raid the bird feeders at night if you are idle enough to leave them out. Taffy reminded me of this fact tonight. I bring the feeders inside at night, but hadn't quite made it that far when Taffy came to alert me to the fact that we had company. A Coon up a tree, as she described it.
Makes a change -- usually it is squirrel up a stick, or dangling from feeder... by daylight, and just out of her reach.
The arrival of the coons is a good reminder that Spring is really here (despite the snow) and that the bears too will be waking up and starting to look around, and all our hibernating animals wake up with an appetite.
Bird feeders -- bring them in at night!