Those Animals with the Creepy Hands
Do you know the ones I'm talking about?
As my old room mate Courtney used to say, "raccoons have weird hands, so I don't like them".
Well, Courtney, I agree.
They are even weirder when you aren't expecting to see them.
Yesterday, after my run(3 miles at 9:42), I decided to take a walk in one of the neighborhoods nearby to take some photos of houses and trees and foliage and flowers and such.
There I was, minding my own business walking on a residential sidewalk and a little furry animal runs across a yard.
I thought it was a cat, and then I saw its striped tail and tried to snap a picture.
It was kind of far away, so my photo came out blurry at best.
I looked around(while trying not to seem sketchy peering in someone's yard) for it, to confirm that it was a raccoon...then...then...the sneaky thing popped out from a neighbor's yard, ran across the street and into the storm drain.
The STORM DRAIN!
I didn't know raccoons lived down there.
I thought it was just the Ninja Turtles.
Anyways, I continued my walk for about 45 more minutes, and when I was almost back to my starting point, I saw a mom and child staring up at a magnolia tree, and I thought I would ask them what they were looking at, even thought I was sure they would think, "Why is this sweaty girl with a camera talking to us?".
Indeed, they were looking at the raccoon.
If it is in this photo, I can't find it, but I promise it was there.
Apparently, according to the little girl, a family of raccoons moves into their attic in the winter.
A night rider costume that I inherited with my condo lives in my attic.
Not quite as wild but equally weird.
And that was my excitement yesterday.
Did you see any unexpected wildlife today?