You've all seen my birdies and squirrell friends who come in my yard and up on my deck. Well, these past 2 weeks have brought a very unusual visitor. Why unusual? Because it comes during the day.
It is also unusual because it has no real fear of humans. When mommy and daddy had company over and they were on the deck and in the yard, the little guy/girl just sauntered right up out of the woods and started munching the seed under the feeders. It also loooooooves the peanuts mommy puts out for the squirrels. It also passed 30 feet from mommy while she worked in the garden. It doesn't show any aggression at all.
At first mommy was concerned it was sick or hurt because it came during the day, but after 2 weeks, it shows no signs of disease so she is just letting it go (the police will come out and "take care" of any diseased racoons). Before you worry, no one near our house has woofies that we need to be concerned about. The woofies live up the street. Also, all the cats in our neighborhood (we have 36 houses in it) are indoor only so we aren't worried about that.
Mommy hopes it eventually goes away, but for now we'll leave it alone. She thinks cause it is young & smaller than the other racoons she has seen (bird feeders = racoons), it is hungry and doesn't want to fight with bigger racoons for food so it comes during the day. These aren't the best pictures cause it was rainy and through the window, but he is kinda cute, even for a mean racoon.
PS Marie the Defender tagged me for the confessions Meme so I'll be doing that tomorrow. Like KC, I'm having trouble thinking of anything to confess...