Thursday, April 16, 2009

Community pet

I need to give you (all 2 of you that read this) an update on the mysterious badger in my yard. First of all, I found out it's a raccoon....like that makes it any better...I'm still terrified of it. I swear I am the only one in the neighborhood that has seen the stupid thing! Either that, or no one else sees a problem in having a raccoon hanging out with us like it's a community pet. Why has no one called 911?? Ok, 911 might be a little crazy person-ish, but for the LOVE people. Call animal control, call Animal Planet, call SOMEONE! I'm not usually one to go around calling and complaining about stupid things that happen within the neighborhood, but I draw the line at raccoon. The other day I saw it walking around the pool area like it owned the place. Of course I'M the person pulling into the parking lot at this time. No one else was around...just Julie and the coon. I let this encounter slide thinking someone else would see it and do something about it. No. That did not happen. Last night Dan comes in the house laughing and tells me that the raccoon is out again and it ran under a car. Whose car you ask? I'll give you one guess. MINE. MINE! There are at least 100 cars in our parking lot and it runs under stall #83! Could it not have picked the whiskey tango (white trash for all you non phonetic alphabet readers) El freaking Camino parked in the stall next door? Obviously not. Julie's car it is. I was up all night wondering how I was going to get in my car at 5am to go to work without the raccoon attacking my face. Erin volunteered to put some work gloves on and catch it for me, but I don't trust her raccoon catching abilities (Plus I don't think she even knows what work gloves really are :))! Back to the story....I called the HOA, aka Kier Property Management, and left them a voice mail. I let them know that there was a raccoon about to eat me and I'd really appreciate it if it was dead by 5am. Who wants to bet that he raccoon is still all snuggled up in it's little hole (I found that too) waiting for me to walk out to my car? I'd like to think otherwise....


Don't try to tell me this picture doesn't scare the crap out of you. (btw, this is not an actual picture of our pet raccoon...I would never get that close....but this is EXACTLY what the disgusting thing looks like...in fact it might be its twin. It's huge. HUGE I tell you!)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

ROFL that's hilarious. But yes, I would not enjoy a disease ridden creature hanging out by my car either...is it dead yet?

Julie Fisher said...

Sarah.OMGosh. I just glanced at the picture I posted of the raccoon and got really scared. My heart started pounding lol. I doubt he is gone. I haven't seen him. His hole is still there where he lives and no one has called to tell me it's dead.....so I'm assuming it's still out there ready to attack and give me rabies.

Angie said...

So what's the update?? Did someone come get rid of it for you? I had one come within 10 feet of me and Owen once when we were hanging out in the backyard and he was only 4 or 5 months old. I grabbed him up so quickly I didn't know I could move that fast! They are SCARY little things!

Nate & Millie said...

We had a raccoon that would eat our cat food. I heard noises one night and when I sent Nate to check it out, the raccoon jumped up on our window ledge and looked at night eye to eye through only the screen! Tell Dan those buggers really are scary!!!

Julie Fisher said...

Camille-Ok seriously, these creepy stories have got to stop! People on facebook are telling me crazy raccoon stories too! Did Nate scream like a girl? Dan would have. lol

Angie-There is no update! No one from the HOA called me back. The raccoon hole is still there, untouched....soooo I doubt anything has happend. I haven't seen it the last few days though (thank goodness! I am too young to die of a heart attack!) I will let you know when it's dead so we can all sleep better at night =)

Krista said...

Oh my, oh my! What ever happened to that poor sweet, innocent, hungry and tired little raccoon? The poor thing.

Julie Fisher said...

Krista-It died and I threw it on yoru doorstep. Didn't you get it?