Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nighttime Vandals Identified

A few blogs back I wrote about nighttime mischief at our bird feeders.  Well, we know who the culprits were, and I can't wait to tell you about it.

Last evening, in broad daylight, a Mama Raccoon took her four kids out for supper.......right beside our screened-in patio.  The whole family leisurely dined on the bird seed that had fallen to the ground.  Mama stood up on her hind legs and looked at us through the screen door as if to say, "Hi, this is real nice of you to set out supper for us!"

Here's the kicker.......Hubby's reaction was to reach for a cannon, and mine was to reach for a camera.  Wouldn't you know it, the settings were screwed up on the camera, so we weren't able to get a photo so I could show you.

The furry family of masked bandits were soooooooooooooo sweet and so cute and so adorable.  Hubby may perhaps describe them differently, but, to me, it was one of those magic moments that happen when we least expect them.  When the furry family finished eating, Mama led her little ones back down toward the creek.

That pretty well closed the pending case on the bird-feeder vandalisms.  If we hadn't moved the bird feeders away from the crime scene and re-hung them under the patio eave, we may not have caught 'em in action.  Hubby did say something that kinda scared me......"You might think they're so cute, but wait till they rip through our patio screen."  Whoa!  Should that happen, court may have to reconvene, and these simple-misdemeanor invasions may have to get reclassified as class "A" felonies.  Things could get ugly.


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