Yesterday evening, the C-P Palace (as our apartment is affectionately know by our friends) had a slightly unexpected visitor. I say slightly, because we had seen some clues to this visitor's presence last week, but had yet to see them in action. Last night as we were watching TV however, we saw our visitor in all his/her glory.
The bin that raccoon was trying to get into is filled with cat food. We've been storing on the back porch just to save space, and it seems that the raccoon could smell it even through the Rubbermaid container it's in. We've now put the bin with the food on the bottom and the bin filled with cat litter on top, but we'll have to keep an eye on the bin to make sure that the raccoon doesn't decide to chew through it.
It was kind of neat, seeing nature in the neighbourhood like that. We had seen a raccoon around the building once before, having a snack in the garbage dumpsters on garbage day. I had never seen one this close before though, not even in Shannon. Moose, porcupines, bears and skunks yes. But not raccoons. Hooray for nature!