Friday, May 22, 2015

Caught in the Act

A couple of nights ago, while I was receiving the start-of-shift briefing from the evening guy (I'm the night guy), I noticed that a VERY cheeky raccoon decided that it would be a good idea to rummage for dinner though a trash barrel not ten feet from where we were standing. I had meant to take a picture, but mistakenly took a brief video instead:




There was no way this furry goofball couldn't have noticed us standing nearby, conducting a conversation. At one point, while the beast was completely inside the barrel, I contemplated kicking the barrel to see if it would freak out, but decided that being a leg's length from a freaked out raccoon really wasn't a pleasant place to be.

In the daytime, we have a comical squirrel that hovers by the trash barrels, waiting for an opportunity to dash inside for a snack. I guess the squirrel's the day shift... I wonder if it and the raccoon have change-of-shift briefings too.

3 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

The two masked scavengers I photo'd barely paid attention to me, & the flash didn't impress them either, but I dare say they're city 'coons & used to silly people. And I s'pose their country cousins get used to the parade of humanoids you have during the squirrel's shift.

Not "graveyard" shift?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Miscreants making off with our garbage!
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Not "graveyard" shift?

Squirrels work on their own time! I tend to work swing shifts, not the traditional graveyard.

Miscreants making off with our garbage!

Yeah, how dare they pick off those half-eaten muffins?