August 3rd 2012 7:32 am
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Hello! I've been having several interesting encounters with raccoons. We live near a large park with an artificial lake, and raccoons live in the trees surrounding the lake, to scavenge food from humans who picnic there.
Now, the lake was in need of maintenance so they fenced it off, emptied it, and rolled in some construction equipment to basically tear it apart and rebuild it. It's long overdue since, from what I hear, it hasn't had maintenance in over 70 years! (an eternity in dog years).
However, because of this, all the raccoons decided it wasn't such a nice place to live anymore and moved to a small neighboring park where we usually go for walks. So I've had a chance to see a lot of raccoons up close! yesterday I saw a family of three scurry up a tree as I approached. I naturally spent 10 minutes contemplating them, which is fascinating. They're so cute!
Luckily they're smart enough to go up trees when they sense a threat (me!). And since it's crazy hot, I get tired very easily, and because of my age the heat really affects me. Hey, who knew summer was so hot this far up north? I don't really like it, and neither do my humans, so we're hoping for the fall to hurry up and arrive.
OK, so I'll go look at some more raccoons and hopefully bring back some interesting stories! See ya!
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If you catch one, let us know what it tastes like.LOL
Those raccoons are feisty. Dad and I saw one once on our trails.
It's been way too hot here, too. Like you, I'm not a fan. We heard that your paw was giving you trouble. We hope that it's all healed up now.
Stay cool and fall will be here, soon.
Those racoons can be nasty--I got into a fight with one years ago and mom nearly lost her mind--no one was hurt but we sure did make alot of noise!!!:)