Well, this morning was interesting
. Let me set the scene: time...4:30 am, place... backyard in Frederick, MD. My guys came face to face with a raccoon out in the back yard. For about the last 4 months, I have been replacing their early morning snack with early morning "freshies" (opening the sliding glass door and letting them have fresh air). I know, I know..........one bad habbit with another, but hey.........it worked. And since it is getting colder outside, there have been days when the door doesn't get opened, but they still enjoy being out there anyway.
Back on topic. This morning while they were watching leaves fall off the maples in the back yard, they spotted a raccoon out there bumbling around looking for some food. I heard him out there too and walked over to the door fearing it might be a skunk. The raccoon never knew they were there! He came right up to the outside of the screen door, and then both my guys let him have it. Wittle spit at him and both he and Coco hissed and growled! The raccoon ran and hid under a nearby hydrangea bush, and then eventually peeked out enough to give a casual glance back in their direction. He slowly bumbled away after that.
I was amazed at my guys though. They were soooo still. None of the tail flicking like when a bird or squirrel is out there. It was a pretty neat encounter, although scarry.
I was wondering what the outcome might have been if there wasn't a door between them. Would the cat(s) or the raccoon have won?
Wadda ya think? Any thoughts are welcomed.