Thursday, August 23, 2007

Scratch,Scratch,Scratch....

Now is that an itch, or is that somebody at my back door ? As I sat here at the computer pre-dawn. The rain had encouraged one of the four little raccoons to "Seek Shelter in a Sturdy Building." Namely my house. Turning on the light , making noise, and opening the door only scattered away the 3 not on the steps. The one that was perched on the steps persisted with his/her scratching. De ja vue - brought back memories of almost a year ago when a pair of raccoon children had the same thought. ------------------------------ To Be Continued ------------------------------ Here it is another day - way before sunrise ,4:00 A.M. to be exact...I hear some activity on the steps to the sliding glass door. Curiosity has me searching for the source of the "scratch,scratch,scratch" which seems overly loud to be coming from the outside. Turning on the kitchen light . I see a pointy nosed, black masked, four legged critter looking back. It was working furiously at the screen, which can no longer be considered a barrier to keep out the insects; it wasn't detered until I began shining a small flashlight beam into its eyes. Drove the first culprit away for a few minutes. Wasn't to long until more grating sounds could be heard. Yes, now the WHOLE crew, count them! 1-2-3-4 are trying to find a way in out of the wet... No success - time to be off to the next project ; ) Sure glad they lost interest .... But as Arnold Schwarzenegger would say "I'll Be BACK"...can be heard as they scurry off to get into mischeif somewhere else...

5 comments:

Arthur said...

Sounds like that could end up being a problem. I have watched a whole 'coon crew work together to open up a latched cooler. Smart little guys!

Dana said...

What did you do to them? Lil' rascals!!! They look cute, but can be so destructive!

CDGardens said...

Right now the only thing I do to them is intimidate. Have to let them get big so my neighbor who coon hunts in the area can have their skins...But if they get to intrusive they might reach the Great Coon Cabin in the sky before their time. ; )

deerPhD said...

Looks like they're lookin' for a showdown...

CDGardens said...

Envision it now...Me and my Remington and them at a showdown like the OK Corral. Hehehee