We had a few raccoons move in under the deck of the house. I have trapped out 3 and relocated them. I love the wildlife, just not so close to the house.
The ermine doe is building her nest for her litter. When I went out to take of them this morning she had a mouth full of fur so I knew she was ready. As soon as I put in the nest box with hay plus additional hay for her to work with herself she went right to it.
Notice the ear lacing. She doesn't have that in summer as ermines are a temperature sensitive color (non-showable). She also has some smudging on her nose which isn't visible in the pics.
You can also see the wonderful shine on her ears and face.