This is one of his first outings and the first time that Baby Raccoon played with these fresh new wild Iris blades. Suddenly mom, who was a few inches away, told him to ‘Freeze!’ because she suspected danger about. He froze, went totally motionless, in this peek-a-boo pose with only his little dark eyes looking left and right. Then when mom gave the OK signal, he returned to playing with the leaves. Each day that they returned that summer and passed very near my backyard (which was almost daily), he played with these same leaves until they were worn out old toys, totally frazzled and shredded bits of Iris stumps.