Friday, May 13, 2011

Racoon Post Missing In Action!





There was some funny business going on last evening with Blogger. Between the hopping and the trotting my last post "Cactus For Breakfast" has vanished, without a trace. In answer to some questions in the comments, yes, that is a raccoon. They are common in this area. I've seen them most often down by the river. They are scavengers and like nothing more than rooting through garbage. I suspect that he and his compadres, even though I've never seen them back there, are the critters that poke around in our compost pile way out back. So no RR, I did not feel inclined to invite him in for some antacids! In spite of those appealing eyes and funny mask, he and his ilk are not welcome here! Besides, they can have rabies and who needs that?  He must have been disappointed to find no garbage, but, rather than leaving with an empty belly he decided to snack on the Christmas Cactus.......Big mistake, as his pathetic air demonstrated, not to mention the various nasty green deposits he left on the porch!

Looks like Blogger is back to behaving itself today, so no harm done......

5 comments:

Ali Honey said...

I didn't have any posts deleted but every time I tried to get into blogger last evening, it said it was off line as they were working on some problems.
Funny eyes and big flash tail obviously don't add up to a friendly neighbourhood visitor. Maybe without the deposits and disease they would be more welcome -" We don't have them," she says happily.

lgsquirrel said...

I said something very, very funny and witty but the comment disappeared with your post. But believe me it was very funny and witty. You should have seen it. Afraid I can't remember what it was but it was one in a million.

Friko said...

Blogger was down for 36 hours round here. The lost post has come back but the comments vanished.

All is well again but Blogger hasn't said 'sorry' yet.

Cute raccoon, but not quite a pet, I agree.

Julie's journey said...

We dont have raccoons here. So cute but I understand if they are a problem. Would it hurt the cat?

secret agent woman said...

My raccoons love to rummage through my compost bin. I don't mind them, though.