Surprise on the Front Porch

July 27, 2010

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I wondered what Livvy was staring at so intently on the front porch this evening. She often sits in the front entry, staring at the outside world of the two outside cats, Milo and Fuzzy. But she was staring a little more… intently… so I peeked out.

WHOA.

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He arched his back when he saw me approach.

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Little menace. I hollered and stomped my feet, and both raccoon and cat took off.

My daughter says we should Shoot Him, Skin Him, and Make Him Into a Hat. Maybe one of those groovy coon-skin baseball bats, perhaps?? LOL, wow did that one work out well! LOLOL.

We do NOT want raccoons hanging around the house. There have been reports of coons with rabies in the area. *sigh* Another thing to deal with.

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8 Responses to “Surprise on the Front Porch”

  1. Karen & Gerard Says:

    YIKES! I would not want a raccoon on my porch, in my yard, or that close to one of MY cats! Guess he was hungry the that food just called out to him!

  2. akaGaGa Says:

    Be glad it was just on the front porch. One year, hubby mistakenly left a ladder leaning against the side of the house for a while. Mama raccoon took advantage of the handy access, and moved two babies into one of our abandoned chimneys. They wouldn’t leave until weeks later when I was up on the roof with the power washer. Apparently, they’re not real fond of streaming water. šŸ™‚

  3. Janiss Says:

    I notice that the cat, while peeved, was smart enough to keep a distance from the raccoon! I’m not sure how one discourages them from coming around, other than withholding what they want (i.e., food and water). Is there any way you can get the outside cats to come in for meals so you don’t have to leave the food outside?

  4. blueyes Says:

    I’m still dealing with moles tearing up my yard. I know I couldn’t deal with one of them too lol Of course I know for a fact the dogs would be after it too.

  5. Lin Says:

    Get rid of the food out there immediately!! Yikes! As cute as they are, they are just so naughty. Try the coyote urine–it might work. It smells really awful–I can attest to that!

  6. Marg Says:

    Wow, that really is scary. Probably what you need to do is feed the outside cats and then bring the food right in. They are hard to get rid of. Maybe call the wildlife people. Hope you can figure out something. Wishing you lots of luck.

  7. The Other Alice Says:

    Yah, that cat never was renowned for his brains, but we gotta give him credit for keeping his distance and thus his cute outward appearance.

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    […] I don’t often talk of him because he’s the shy, retiring type– our “outdoor” cat, Fuzzy. Fuzzy is all tabby, so he never comes in the house. We do have a nice little apartment for him in the basement, however, which is where he stays during the night. Because he is an outdoor cat, I can’t have him in the house. I am horribly allergic to fleas. I swell up and my glands go beserk. Fuzzy is a very affectionate cat, though, so he loves to sit on our laps and sleep on our fabric-covered patio furniture. A part of me dies when he does that… I envision a brigade of razor-teethed fleas marching from his fur onto our clothing. It’s not that I don’t want to cuddle him, it’s just that I know he has fleas and ticks just from his exploits in the tall grasses (and from befriending raccoons). […]