April 10, 2002

Since I was a kid

Since I was a kid I remember Racoons coming into our backyard in Walnut Creek, California and fishing in our Japanese pond. It used to drive my family crazy...until we decided to fight back. I'd usually be the one to first hear them splish splashing in the water. I'd spring up from bed at 2a.m. and run into my parents' bedroom which had a sliding door out to the backyard. I'd wake my dad up, we'd open the sliding door, flip on the light, and start hurling some of the rocks we'd assembled beforehand at the base of the sliding door. I don't think we ever hit one even though we were 20 feet away but we sure gave them the scare of their lives....or so we thought. Wish we had this back then.

Posted by Pedraum at April 10, 2002 07:38 AM |