Sunday, November 1, 2009

Point Defiance Raccoons

David and I went for a ride on the motorcycle yesterday. We rode through Point Defiance Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. The old growth forest is so beautiful and the weather was so great it was hard to believe that it was October 31st.

As we rode we saw many, many raccoons. Most of them were being fed by stupid people. If they only knew how nasty raccoons can be, besides being carriers of parasites and diseases like rabies. But they are so cute! Especially the little ones!

Urban raccoons, especially the large males (which can weigh up to 30 pounds), are not timid and they are not sweet! Just surprise a family walking across your garden at dusk. You really think twice when that big momma raccoon comes toward you, hissing!

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