Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Stealth Coon

An old, loose clothesline in our backyard was perfect for hanging feeders. The line was so loose that even squirrels were deterred. Then mysteriously, the feeders were being emptied on the ground. As well, the feeders were being moved about on the line. One day I spied a young raccoon navigating the line upside down, hand over hand. He jumped off the line when I ran out of the house screaming at it, confident that I had scared him well. About 10 minutes later I was alerted by the squeak, squeak of the clothesline. There was that rascal standing on the deck railing, reeling in the feeders!

Irene Bouris
Sparta, Ont