Living in the country, especially right below the Shenandoah National Park, you will have many different wild animals around. The other night while I was running an on-line JAMBERRY facebook party, I heard the glass pan moving outside the door. Guess who was on our front porch? When I opened the door, our little friend turned around and grabbed one more handful of cat food. This is not the first time they have been here and by no means will it be the last. That still doesn't make it easier to not be started when you see them. And YES, I think they are ADORABLE! :D
While having my coffee, I heard a noise on the porch. Guess who? Another raccoon. I have had a confrontation once before with a raccoon in the middle of the day and it was not a good experience as he killed one of our chickens. I found out shortly after that, when nothing seemed to deter him and he just stood there staring at me, then growled, that it was rabid. I tried to get this one to leave, but like the other one, he just stood there looking at me. I tried shooting it with the pellet gun but he still didn't move. I started screaming and yelling and banging things around and he finally just sauntered off the porch through the open window and jumped to the ground. The look I got before he left was, "Don't you worry......I'LL BE BACK!" And he was!
Silly woman, you can tell me to leave, but I'm still going to come back. Again....and again.....and again!