Mrs. Raccoon visits the back porch
September 18, 2012 § 9 Comments
Last night, our dogs let us know that something was happening on the back porch. We and the dogs watched from inside as a very large raccoon slowly made her way down from the top of our trellis.
We watched her for awhile, and eventually she jumped the final three feet to the ground, and then lumbered off…probably to eat cat food. Usually we see possums in the evening…the raccoon may be why we haven’t seen a possum in awhile. I hear that raccoons will kill pets and chickens, destroy gardens, and tear off ventilation screens to gain entry to the attic.
This is the first time we’ve seen a raccon here since we moved in over a year ago. She was such a novelty, we didn’t worry too much about her destroying anything. Our trash bin has a firm tightly closing lid, the compost bin has a twist top that can’t be opened by little paws, and the cats outside were no longer anywhere near their food dish. So, we just enjoyed watching her, and then she was gone,