Posted by **pycb** on Jul 15, 2013 at 12:20:03 PM:
well I found out what's taken up residence under my deck.............
A couple of weeks ago I had gone out to sit on my deck at night & heard a growl. Willingly adding a chromosome I simply went girlish & ran in the house.
Last night I went out the backdoor onto the deck around 11 & startled something off the deck. Which immediately started to growl.
Deciding I had added enough chromosomes between the last time this happened & my stint in Florida with the alligator, I was going to confront whatever it was.
I went into the garage & grabbed a baseball bat determined that I was going to scare off or take out whatever was growling at me.
Of course this depended a lot on what "it" turned out to be.
Fearlessly I turned on the back light & began pounding the baseball bat on the deck. On the fence. On the space between the deck & the fence.
I think there was some grunting involved.
No reply to my challenge.
So I sat back down.
Directly below me!
I stood up - bat in hand & muttered "Come On".
I had to repeat that as it came out at least an octave higher then it should have.
"It" chose to remain silent.
Sat back down again - bat at the ready.
Then I heard it.
Like the kind of sound my daughter's 3 legged cat (Tripod) makes when it wants attention.
This was coming from about 5 feet from where I was sitting. To my right for those of you taking notes.
I glanced over & saw what looked like a head. Which promptly retreated back under the deck.
I walked around (bat raised).
The head came back up again & mewled.
I tensed ready to swing the bat.
Another mewl & it revealed itself.
A baby raccoon.
I lowered the bat. I'm not about to bash in the head of a little, defenseless (and though I hated to admit it) cute baby raccoon.
So I "nudged" it with the bat hoping to scare it & make it run away. Instead it mewled again & started walking toward me.
It wanted to be friends - I think.
That was when I heard "the growl" again. Much louder . Much more meaningful.
It was a warning.
An "I'm going to spring at you in about two seconds & rip your throat open" kinda growl.
Figuring one can never have enough chromosomes & not really in the mood to tangle with a pissed off mama raccoon in the dark............
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