This adorable member of the raccoon family can be found all over Costa Rica.  They are comfortable approaching areas where people are, hoping for scraps of food.

Traveling in packs they wandered around our resort day an night. They drop by the restaurant every morning, climbing high onto the posts filled with food for the birds. They aren’t aggressive, letting the birds finish before they climb up.

One morning, an entire family walked by our room. I grabbed my iPhone and started shooting through the glass panes of our door. They are so much fun to watch.