Friday, June 17, 2011

Chapter 2 page 350 - the RACCOON caper - yikes!

As "C" and I were chatting in the parking lot after our long run last night, a raccoon walked right up and jumped onto AND THEN INTO the trashcan.  You can click on the photos to enlarge them if you want a close of the wildlife!

See it, in the yellow circle, a coon on top of the trash can.

The coon went INTO the trash can and all you can see is its glowing eyes just peeking out of the top (the arrow is pointing to the glowing eyes)
 Now, this animal is very close to humans, but that's not really the "freaking us out part" - here's what mostly freaked us out.  In this case we saw the coon go INTO the trashcan, but if you hadn't seen it go IN you would NEVER have known it was in there so . . . . . that is a trashcan that we use ALL.THE.TIME after our runs!!!  I know I would if I walked up to throw away my gum and up pops a coon (think whack-a-mole) - OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!  Just to think of putting my hand close to the top of the can and having a coon pop up  . . . can you imagine?!?!  So glad that wasn't the case last night!!!!

So what close calls have you had with animals while being active outdoors?

1 comment:

  1. I came across an albino squirrel once when I was doing a training run a few years ago. Weirdest thing I have ever seen! There was also that dog that almost attacked me earlier this week. Yikes!