These kind of things rarely happen in California. We do see our fair share of raccoons...but I have never found one locked in the trash! When I was in college we had a family of raccoons that lived by my dorm...they were sooo cute! Let's hope that mr. raccoon made it out safely!
September 26, 2008
These things don't happen in California...
This morning as I went to take out my trash I was startled to discover two little eyes staring back at me from inside the trash bin! OH MY! I let out a little screech and and slammed the lid back down. After the initial shock, I realized it was a raccoon! In the trash bin! So then I carefully opened the trash back up to confirm it was in fact a raccoon and not a scary monster! The poor thing was terrified of me...I felt soooo bad! There he was, trapped in a trash bin, scared out of his mind, and then to top it all off a crazy red headed lady comes and screams at him! Poor guy...it was totally not his day. I was slightly worried that he would attack me...but he was crouching in the corner out of fear...and I just about starting crying right there...talk about the saddest thing ever! So of course I had to come up with a plan. I put down all my stuff and struggled to lift the big heavy lid up so that my little scared friend could escape. I hope he does. I have a half day at work today, so I plan on checking to see if he got out as soon as I get home!
Posted by Julie