Ricky Raccoon Is My Neighbor
Last Saturday, while talking on the phone with my family out on my back steps, I witnessed a raccoon descend from a fire escape and then scrounge around the back area of my apartment for food. This is probably the same raccoon I discovered on my back steps one night.
Do you know how extremely difficult it is to describe what a raccoon looks like and what it's doing over the phone? I don't think any of my family members understood what a "pom-pom tail" is or that Ricky would not make a good coonskin cap because of this tail.
Here's a picture that clearly displays Ricky's pom-pom tail:
And, he was "washing his hands." Really, he was just digging. Here he is doing it:
Here he is just looking sheepish:
Finally, he went back inside:
At least Ricky isn't a cockroach. I'd rather have 'coons than roaches.