Your morning adorable: Baby raccoon pile!
If there's something out there cuter than a pile of baby raccoons making tiny squeaking noises, we'd love to see it.
These little guys were rescued by a wildlife rehabilitation organization after their mother was hit by a car and killed in the spring of 2009. (That's the "Bambi"-like sad part. But it gets better, trust us.) YouTube user jackphoto provided a willing foster home, and the babies were released the following fall, when they were old enough to look after themselves.
In the meantime, they provided, we're sure, endless hours of entertainment, exploring and just generally being almost criminally adorable. (Maybe that's why they've got the masklike markings -- in an attempt to hide from the Cute Police.)
-- Lindsay Barnett
Video: jackphoto via YouTube