Author’s Note – Many thanks to my mother, who took this photo Monday afternoon and inspired this post. Try to imagine this raccoon having the voice of either Joe Pesci, James Gandolfini or Christopher Walken….
What you lookin’ at lady?!? It’s not my fault you put the suet out here. It’s for the birds? Well if ya snooze, ya lose in my opinion. They could have eaten if it they wanted to! At least I won’t have to crawl through your garbage can tonight. Since ya started composting, your garbage sucks! And yeah, it’s a little weird for me to be out this time of day, but I couldn’t sleep. I have 16 kids -the rugrats were makin’ too much noise so I thought I’d get away from the den for a while. And now you’re threatening me with rubber bands?!?! Really! You put out a buffet and then shoot the guests….and I’m the one with the problem? Lady, you oughta just relax and let me enjoy my meal in peace. Yeesh! Humans, can’t live with ‘em and ya can’t bite ‘em.
He just sits there and listens to me talk. He then turns his back on me and continues with his meal. I no longer put a full cake of suet out and only put out a small amount each day so that the birds can actually get some food. He really enjoys my suet!
I wonder if that’s a bad thing, that he’s not scared of you.
Cool! I’ve never seen a raccoon in real life (but if I do, I’ll stay away because I’ve heard they can be quite mean.) I like the write up…I’m thinking the voice could also be Clint Eastwood…”go ahead…make my day!” 🙂
Thank you! I didn’t think of good old Clint, but now that you mention it, I can! I’ve never seen a raccoon up close either but it doesn’t seem right for it to be out in broad daylight and for it to not be afraid of my mom.
Haha, funny. I have never seen one (in real life). But I’m not sure that I missed anything either.