Sunday, October 16, 2011


Last night Adriel was out working on that boat and about nine o'clock these two raccoons showed up just lounging in the yard, grooming and hanging out. Of course they didn't let us get a picture of them. (The point and click couldn't combat the darkness and the distance).

We have known they were around because some time ago the dogs caught one scampering along the back fence. They alerted everyone within a five mile radius. The neighbors were so ticked-off glad to get the warning. Then a few weeks ago we saw one on the front lawn at night with the neighborhood cats. Last night was the first time we got to really watch them for any length of time though.

 The cats seem to accept the raccoons as part of the group and don't pay any particular attention to them. We can only imagine that they are living somewhere in the yard behind us because Morph and Switch would never let them camp under our porch. (All of that barking and baying is good for something!) Anyhow, it was neat to see the local night-life. I wouldn't want to get too close, but they were awfully cute.


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