Mama raccoon and her three babies were recently climbing around a flowering crab apple tree about five feet from a side window in the Chagnon house on County Rte. 40 (W. Hatfield Street), Massena. "It looked like the mother was teaching the babies how to climb," Ray Chagnon reports. "One of the babies got too high in the tree and the mother went up and coaxed it down to the ground. Seeing me in the window did not seem to phase the Mother at all."