A raccoon seems to have taken up residence around our house. A couple days ago we spotted him (pronoun is arbitrary: obviously I have no idea if it’s male or female) on the fence.
Last night my wife and daughter saw him climbing a tree outside our bedroom. He/she then settled in on the roof, much to the agitation of a couple birds nearby.
I’m not sure what to do when confronted with one of these. On one hand, it’s got claws and can open garbage cans; on the other hand, so far it’s stayed away from us. Do raccoons have wild mood swings? Do they climb through windows and chew on power cables? I just don’t know.
[To the tune of Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain,” from the album “Carly Simon: Clouds in My Coffee 1965-1995”.]