Thursday, July 29, 2010

have I mentioned the raccoon?

Last Thursday there was a giant raccoon sitting on the ledge of our deck.

It saw me and just sort of sat there looking at me for a minute, then hopped onto the neighbor's arborvitae hedge, climbed onto her roof and disappeared.

I was afraid it might carry off the poodle for a midnight snack, or fight with the cat, so I called animal control, but they don't deal with wild animals.  Then I called the wild animal people, and left a message and never got a call back.

I hope the raccoon is not rabid.  I have a hard time seeing myself getting all Atticus Finch and shooting it.

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