Mom and baby ventured out between the raindrops yesterday. As far as we know, this is the first baby the mom has had during her three-years living near our pond. We know the father, one Short Tail, who lost most of his tail during a fight with the neighbor's cat. He lives near a woodpile frequented by other young ladies. We do not know how many young he has fathered, but we may soon know. He shows up for peanuts every afternoon - alone.
The shutter speed was a bit slow (1/30s). ISO 800 at f/8 using 105mm 2.8 VR - DX2 jpg.