Thursday, October 19, 2006

Can squirrels talk to raccoons?

  1. Earlier today a squirrel figured out how to open my birdseed container. No big deal.
  2. Then tonight I heard a loud crash while I was putting Lucy to bed. There was a raccoon on the deck and it was determined to get into the metal container full of bird seed that is out there.
  3. Sufi and I tried to scare it away to no avail, and within minutes it had tipped over about ten pounds of seed. Apparently raccoons are not afraid of cats hissing and women waving their arms saying, "please go away, please, please!"
  4. All I can say is I hope it has a big appetite or it cleans up after itself (and doesn't invite friends) because our yard is already a huge mess. Now in addition to cleaning up the branches I have to clean up the seed and find a new way to store it.


Lumpyheadsmom said...

They can definitely talk to each other, and they are planning something big. I can feel it.

Auntly H said...

If those racoons get out of hand again, tell them Russell said they should leave you alone and move on. Or you could try bribing them with fig newtons, but that would just keep them coming back for more, I'm afraid.

(what, not helpful? blame the books my parents read me when I was little.)

Mom at Work said...

I think they definately talk. Just hope they don't consult with the Atlantic City seagulls. They'll be eating off your kitchen table in no time.