Raccoon attack in Grayton

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  1. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Well, maybe. I knew the gang of four legged bandits would be after my Christmas trash pile tonight, so I kept a close eye out and sure enough, I spotted some glowing eyes with my flashlight. I ran out and one of them scaled a tree, his buddy ran into the woods (good move). I kept the treed coon up there in the hope that he would be too scared to come back tonight (or in the future). All the while, his buddy was keeping vigil from about 20 yards away from the edge of the woods, his glowing eyes giving him away. Eventually the treed coon got sick of it and cautiously came down. I kept my distance but got close enough to snap some photos. The first pic is his glowing eyes up in the tree, the other two are self explanatory.:lol:
     
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    What a cutie pie! Great pics!
     
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    Be careful, Skunky. Around these parts, racoons are usually rabid, so I don't think of them as cute. I always accompany Pepper outside whenever she goes potty because there is a nest of racoons about 50 yards behind our home. They like to munch in our Koi pond.

    I'm like Tiger Woods' wife -- I always have a golf club on hand in case I feel the need to whomp up.;-)
     
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    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    I had some security with me;-)
     
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    Need to get a patch for that eye you are going to put out.
     
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    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    I heard that raccoon wasn't exactly trembling with terror.
     
  8. Alicia Leonard

    Alicia Leonard SoWal Insider

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    Poor little guy......
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    It was more like this:D

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    I think I know these guys.... they frequent the cat food bowl on a regular basis... I tried to scare them off myself but they just stood off in the distance and waited me out!
     
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    You all think you are so smart:angry:
     
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    Around here, ours aren't scared either. Mr. JR was walking the dog recently at night and he saw a set of eyes glowing from across the street from the storm drain. As he continued to walk past he saw a raccoon literally relaxing on it's side while eating an apple, all the while casually watching them walk by. :lol:


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  12. Alicia Leonard

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    I swear I saw that in a Pixar movie once.
     
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    I wasn't privy to the scene but he still swears by it!
     
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    I know. Animal are wild. I don't doubt it.

    It would fit right in with a few cool Pixar movies was my first thought when I read your post. :D
     
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    I'm waiting for Skunky to swagger out to the garbage cans at the curb, toting his really manly airsoft rifle, and confront the glowing raccoon eyes- only to find that they belong to the neighborhood bear.:eek:
     
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    I just glad the decorations are still up. Looks like the flashers are still working as only half shows up in the picture.
     
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    He's gonna come running through the house with a raccoon on his head one night.
     
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    Woo-hoo! Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier!:lol:
     
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    Methinks Skunky would look quite fetching in a coonskin cap! :D
     

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