So when I was awakened by a strange sound at about 3am last night, I had to get up and investigate.
I dragged myself out of bed and staggered down the hall, where I found Jasper crouched in the corner making horrible yowling noises, and Smoky behind the curtain growling at something out on the deck.
So I flipped on the light, fully expecting to see the neighbor's orange tabby, or some other creature of the feline persuasion...
Imagine my surprise when I pulled back the curtain and found a masked bandit staring me in the face!!!
Anyhow, there were three of the little fellows, and I caught them red handed chowing down on the remains of the birdseed that my feathered friends hadn't completely polished off earlier in the day (note the seed stuck to the little guy's nose in the above photo.)
OMG... are they not the cutest things you've ever seen?
Unfortunately, raccoons can be quite aggressive and destructive - plus they can carry rabies, so it's probably not a great idea to encourage further visits. I think from now on I'll have to make an effort to clean up any remaining bird/squirrel food before nightfall, so as not to attract them back.
But it sure was fun having a visit last night!
So tell me, what sorts of furry visitors do you get where you live?