Thursday, March 5, 2009

An unwelcome furry guest

Speaking of caged animals yesterday .....

My cat was determined yet very reluctant to go outside yesterday afternoon. After opening the patio door several times she finally went out. She sniffed at her cat house door then backed up and sat about a foot or so away.

My hubby noticed the fluffy blanket in her house was all bunched up by the door. We assumed there must have been another cat inside. This has happened before. THEN a long furry nose poked out and we recognized that black masked face ! It was a raccoon !!!

We quickly coaxed our cat in the house and watched for the coon to peek out again. After awhile the coon exited the house, smoothed out the blanket and shut the door LOL. He slowly wandered away, hopefully for good. Coons can be aggressive if cornered, and I am concerned about letting our cat outside now.

We live in a subdivision on the outskirts of the city. Not real coon territory. My hubby did see a coon in our yard a few months ago. I wonder if it is the same one. In 15 years we have never seen one in our area prior to this. Poor thing is probably cold and hungry.

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