Tuesday, July 25, 2006

That's One I Haven't Seen Before

On our walk tonight in Riverside Park, I spied a RACCOON in a tree! That's right. A nocturnal animal known for foraging trash (guess that makes Manhattan his Gold Mine). Up in a pretty tall tree that no one I know could have climbed. It was dusk, an appropriate time for raccoon's to be out and about getting their breakfast, but still disconcerting considering we're in the middle of a huge city and it was out in the open. We stopped and stared, then went on about our business, like we normally do when we see anything strange in the city.

I wonder if it goes to visit it's 'Coon cousins in the country and tells them all his city stories?

4 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

I think his 'Coon cousins live next door to me...

japruf said...

We saw one in central park about two months ago. it was in the middle of the afternoon. One got into the central park precinct building back in like january. the cops were all flipping out trying to get it out, and then it just left however it had come in. Also at the precinct one got in one of the out out buildings, and some cop said over the radio, "be advised their is a raccoon in the garage" the dispatcher was incredibly confused, and the cop got made fun of a lot

Bubba said...

I could have climbed that tree.

Timmie Smith said...

The racoon doesn't go visit the country cousins. They come visit him. Food is a lot easier to come by in the city.

There is a racoon that has my apartment building's dumpster on his nightly dinner run. Every night at around 9 he comes jogging through the parking lot and climbs in the dumpster. A few minutes later he's back out and moving on down the street.