Sunday, July 10, 2011

Invasion


Hey, lady, get off my porch!
 Yes, that is a raccoon.  And yes, that would be MY PORCH CEILING he's popped his head out of.

What the hell?  I've already given you my zucchini, now you want my freaking house?  I'll grant that they're animals and that they have as much right to tromp around in my veggies as any other wild creature that doesn't have a proper habitat because we humans have taken up all their living space.  I'll even grant them my zucchini, though it sucks to have a 4 foot wide plant covered in blossoms that doesn't yield a single veggie because of these little bandits.

But when you invade the physical structure of my house?  Game on, little man.  Game on.

10 comments:

Barbara said...

I feel you, Karen. We lost our first cherry tomatoes to chipmunks last week. And tonight, I about jumped out of my skin when a mouse skittered across the kitchen floor.

Can I borrow one of your cats??

daiyami said...

I hear it is VERY HARD to beat a raccoon...

Elaray said...

I've seen more raccoons in the the past two years than in the 50+ previous years! I've also seen what looks like oppossums. They are walking or running across city streets like people. I guess it's only fair. Humans encroach on the animals habitat - they encroach on ours.

Gwen said...

Yikes! I would NOT want to have to worry about animals over my head! :(
Good luck!

Lisette M said...

Too funny! So far the only ones trying to get my zucchini plants are the squirrels so I covered them up with netting...so far so good

Tina said...

I would be really carefull witht hat raccoon. They are aggressive and they can carry rabies. I think they are considered dangerous animals, and as far as I know, local animal control won't even move them, they just kill them.

Sewfast said...

Crazy raccoon! The squirrels ate 2 holes in my pump house because I wasn't feeding them fast enough and now the deer have discovered and destroyed my green beans. They did however pass on the the swiss chard!

Kimberly said...

We have an incredibly fat raccoon that works hard to push his fat body through the cat door of the garage to come and eat cat food.

Jodie said...

oh boy, my parents became the "hotel for wayward" raccoons for a season. It was WAAAAY harder to get rid of them then they thought. Hang in and stay determined!

meredithp said...

Ah, raccoons...as a child, I always wanted one as a pet. The intelligence of a cat...with fingers! I know they are pests, but they are darned cute.

A hundred years ago, in my youth, in Ohio, we had a mother racoon, who could flip back the lid on the sunken garbage can, and all the babies would run in to the trash to drag it all over the yard. *I* couldn't even figure out how to flip the lid on that can.