Dec 12, 2017

Racoons Back 1Our little furry friends

Your boat is tucked away for the winter, but there may still be a few un-invited guests.

Peter Martyn caught this masked bandit on the prowl.

Photo Credits: Peter H. Martyn photos

Racoons Back 2

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