It has been a little while since I last posted.
I would like to take this time
to blame it on Mother Nature
and her beasts.
For the past 6? nights we have been awaken
by our canine alarm system sometime
between midnight and 3AM.
He is only about 10 months old, but
he has a big dog bark.
The first couple nights,
we told him to be quiet after
seeing that there was 'nothing there.'
Well, about night 2 or 3,
Mr. LB went out to take a look
and saw 2 raccoons.
The next day we borrowed
the neighbor's live trap.
That night we caught one,
and the little Seam-Ripper (Rip for short)
had the other 4 (yep, that's 5 all together) treed.
The following two nights,
we caught a big boar that the
cage would not contain.
Then we caught one more before
the neighbor said he needed the trap back
because his brother had a pack rat.
So finally, last night, we thought we just might
get some sleep - HA!
As we were getting ready to go to bed,
that trusty alarm went off.
Mr. LB went out and thought
he would see another raccoon.
On the lowest limb of the poor innocent tree (shown above)
that has now served as a fort to a number
of wild critters, was a bear.
It was only about a two year old so
not as big as many we see.
These trees are right behind the house, mind you.
We called the neighbor knowing he has a tag to fill.
He's holding out for a bigger one.
Being exhausted from being awake for however
many nights now,
we decided to leave it and go to bed.
You can see the claw marks in the bark.
I don't have pictures of the raccoons or the bear,
because it was night time,
and I just wanted to sleep.
(Ignore the fur covered basket ball rolling around trying to get your attention:)
I will try to post something more exciting-
wait, maybe less exciting and something
a little more on the normal side, soon.
Maybe we will get to sleep through the night tonight.
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches