The other night as my heart bled out loud to God and
a few bloggers everybody, I was interrupted three times: once, because my laptop battery was dying; again, when Aussie barked like a banshee to possibly alert me to the axe murderer casing our house; then a third time, when I heard the afore-mentioned axe murderer bumping around just below me in our garage.
I went downstairs
fisted a butcher knife and like any blogger would have done at two in the morning, grabbed my camera, then ever-so-cautiously crept to look out the back door to see what all the racket was about.
Caught in the act was a beady-eyed, super-sized masked rat, wreaking havoc in the trashcan where out petfood is stored, the lid pried off and discarded beside the can. We sized each other up through glass, and I suppose since I was bigger than him, he yelled "Chicken!", slid down the side of the can, and ambled off the same way he came in (NOT through the window, through an open door :/.
I guess the camera was about as awake as I was, so these photographs are the best evidence I have to offer the police (besides my astute powers of observation).
I’ve got news for this little fella…his little mask disguise ain’t foolin’ anybody…I’d recognize him in a line-up any day of the week!
p.s. I think this was the axe murderer Aussie was barking at earlier…death by rabies is still pre-meditated if you ask me!
Those critters are so dang smart. (but also pretty cute).
My best friend, Vee lives in the middle of Suburbia, busy steets, highway close by etc. They put a pond (with koi) in their backyard a few years ago – within 2 weeks, they had racoons visiting. These guys had to crawl over at LEAST 4 fences to get to their yard AND cross 2 busy busy streets.
Needless to say, Vee and her hubby got rid of their bond two years later (having toddlers was the main reason), but those racoons STILL are coming to their yard.
Pond – NOT bond
at first I really thought you meant “masked – rat”… then I saw it was a raccoon. They are persistent and bold.
We’ve seen them around for many years – but so far they have not been in our pond that we know of.
Karmyn, I’ve heard they stick around. And Pamela, I think you’d “know” if they were messing around in your pond…!
You had me all serious-attention-fixated-like and all….until I got to:
“like any blogger would have done at two in the morning, grabbed my camera,”
Then I spewed tea up through my right nostril. I dunno why it didn’t go up the left one. But the right one is burning now.
(I know I know – it’s cliché now to snort, spew, cough liquids via the nose or any variation thereof, but really it happened)
Can someone tell me what Karmyn is smoking or drinking? 😉 (jk)