A couple of days after I first found a very young, juvenile Raccoon on my front porch, I became concerned that maybe the Raccoon was on its own. There was no sign of its mother, or any siblings during our first encounter.

In order to find out for certain I set up a scouting camera (An automatic camera with a motion detector) on my front porch, and baited it with applesauce, cheddar cheese cubes, and water. Just a couple of nights later I started getting pictures of the young Raccoon.

As it turned out, the youngster was on its own.

A few days after I first observed this juvenile Raccoon, I setup a scouting camera (an automatic camera with a motion detector) on my front porch, and baited it with applesauce, cheddar cheese cubes, and water.  In this picture he is eating applesauce.
A few days after I first observed this juvenile Raccoon, I setup a scouting camera (an automatic camera with a motion detector) on my front porch, and baited it with applesauce, cheddar cheese cubes, and water.
In this picture he is eating applesauce.
Minutes later the Raccoon moved on to the cheddar cheese cubes.
Minutes later the Raccoon moved on to the cheddar cheese cubes.
As you can see, he really seems to enjoy the cheese.
As you can see, he really seems to enjoy the cheese.
After just 10 minutes, the Raccoon had eaten all of the food I put out for him.
After just 10 minutes, the Raccoon had eaten all of the food I put out for him.