Friday, 22 April 2011
Wildlife in the yard
He was curled up by a large pine tree, hiding when I left for a meeting after supper. When I got home, my sweetie said the neighbour dogs were wandering by our place when the big one caught the scent of something and tore off. A few minutes later, she came by on the way home, with something in her mouth. He did assure me it wasn't furry, but it was a good size. I'm hoping it wasn't the young raccoon; that he found a safe haven someplace before the dogs found him. While we didn't want him living in our yard, we had hoped he'd be able to find a safe place to call home. However, there have been a lot of young raccoons on the roads lately, so perhaps this is one way of keeping the population down.
It's really not fair that such a potentially nuisance animal is so awfully cute when young.