This is a continuation of the story of a very young Raccoon that I discovered on my front porch one evening. Using a scouting camera I was able to verify that this juvenile Raccoon was on its own, with no mother or siblings.

I felt compelled to give the little guy a some assistance, and I started leaving out various food items for him. The young Raccoon soon became a regular visitor to the front porch, and my camera recorded several of his visits.

Every night, at around 3:00 am, the Raccoon pays our front porch a visit. He follows the same path in and out every time. Because of this, I believe he must spend his days under a construction trailer just behind our house.
Every night, at around 3:00 am, the Raccoon pays our front porch a visit. He follows the same path in and out every time. Because of this, I believe he must spend his days under a construction trailer just behind our house.
On this night, I put some dry cat food out in addition to his normal fare of applesauce and cheese cubes. He finally got around to eating the cat food, but not before devouring the applesauce and cheese first.
On this night, I put some dry cat food out in addition to his normal fare of applesauce and cheese cubes. He finally got around to eating the cat food, but not before devouring the applesauce and cheese first.
After eating just a bit of the dry cat food, the Raccoon went to the water dish and thoroughly wet his front paws.
After eating just a bit of the dry cat food, the Raccoon went to the water dish and thoroughly wet his front paws.
After wetting his front paws in the water dish, the Raccoon then began to knead the dry cat food, moistening it.
After wetting his front paws in the water dish, the Raccoon then began to knead the dry cat food, moistening it.
This is another view of the Raccoon moistening the dry cat food with his wet front paws before eating it.
This is another view of the Raccoon moistening the dry cat food with his wet front paws before eating it.