Monday, June 2, 2008

a racoon in our backyard

Brandon (my step-son) came rushing to our bedroom [one weekend] mumbling something about an animal in our backyard. He sounded so worried, scared and excited all at the same time. He has a hint of tears in his eyes and his checks were red like an apple. I was already used to that kind of expression. He usually gets that look every time he is excited or discovered something he is not familiar with. Brandon wanted his dad to bring out his hunting gun to shoot the animal.

His dad went out to check what he was talking about. It turned out that it was a raccoon. Being a nosey me… I went out too to check it out. It was my first time to see a raccoon so I was so excited and a bit scared too. The raccoon was lying down on the ground motionless. Though, I can see his eyes moving and his stomach rising and falling from breathing. He looked so weak and sickly.

Hubby said that the raccoon was already dying. He could be sick or was hit by a car and found its way in our backyard. He didn’t do anything with the raccoon for fear of getting rabies so the best way was to call the animal control guy to take care of it. And that was our weekend with the dying raccoon.

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