Date: 15 April 2015. Rocky Raccoon.
A couple days ago I walked over to
the grocery store. Chicken thighs were on sale for 89 cents a pound
so I bought a package containing eight. Costing just less than $3, I was
happy to find a bargain. Usually it's at least double that price.
And I had plans for that chicken!
First of all, it's not shrimp but I'm hopeful. You
see, the shrimp boat MC Johnson left recently. The captain
apologized for the noisy generator that ran while he was docked
next to my boat. I suggested he "say it with shrimp when you get back
in" because, well, I like shrimp!
So, I got home with my chicken and proceeded to bone
it. When I went outside to toss the bones and skin into the water I
spotted a raccoon near my transom. Cool! He skedaddled but I threw
two bones onto shore for the raccoon.
Even though I kept a watch out I
didn't spot him again. The bones were missing though so I suspect he
found them to his satisfaction.
Yesterday afternoon we had a particularly low tide and who should
appear but Rocky Raccoon. He's not yet full grown.
The striped tail reminds me of the
shows with Fess Parker. Gosh they were fun to watch... Of course I
can never see a Daniel Boone episode without remembering the Johnny
Carson demonstration that went to heck in a hand-basket. Ed Ames and
that tomahawk were, ahem, uniquely entertaining. (still blushing, while holding
sides from laughter)
If you'd like to revisit the past,
television programs are wonderful entertainment. Most afternoons
aboard Seaweed I watch a DVD. It's relaxing.
Rocky Raccoon kept turning over rocks along the
shoreline. He found an oyster (yummy) and ate it. It was lovely to
be able to observe Rocky hunting for dinner.
Finally though, my new neighbor
I hope Rocky Raccoon comes back to visit again.
Have you any raccoons in your neighborhood?
Do they live on your property or just pass through it?
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