“Rocky’ must have decided he needed a place to sleep so he waddled up the back stairs to turn in for the night. He made himself comfortable, totally ignoring me, and enjoyed OUR peace and quiet. Fine. I just want it known that I would prefer all animals to stay on ground floor level. If they feel they absolutely must visit, after midnight would be good (and again, I’m not encouraging this)! Some things I just don't want to know about.
This is just a little too “country” for me especially since we live smack in the city! Cars, subway, drunks, loonies…..they don’t frighten me. Raccoon teeth are another matter.
Hopefully this was a one time event. I’ve been reading up on them and I’m starting to get nervous –
- Fossils indicate that they have been around for at least 20 million years. They are in the same family as the giant Asian panda. (Well that’s nice – and really, they’re cute to look at).
- They can fit through surprisingly small openings: 2½-inch x 4-inch. (I don’t like this)!
- They are very good at getting into things (very dexterous hands). (No, I don’t like this either).
- They are a common carrier of the rabies virus. They can also transmit a variety of diseases to both pets and humans. Always approach an animal with caution and avoid feces (worms present in feces can remain dormant for years and then be reactivated). (I’m really not happy now).
I hope we don’t have to move due to “excessive wildlife on premises”. We haven’t even finished unpacking yet!