Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Interesting sight

We live on the 3rd floor of our apartment building. Every time we come home, we get to walk up 32 steps...16 steps in the first flight of stairs, followed by two flights of 8 steps each. It's fun, especially when carrying lots of groceries or other heavy items. It's also one of the biggest reasons that I'm thrilled we had a moving company move all of our stuff in here. But I digress.

When I came home from school this afternoon, on the landing after the second set of stairs, I just happened to casually look up and over at the building across the parking lot from us. And this is what I saw:'s a raccoon. On the roof of a 3-story building. I thought he was cute, and obviously, I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. After watching him for awhile, a thought occurred to me. This guy can get onto the roof of the building. If he can climb onto the roof, then certainly he'd be capable of climbing onto our porch. Because we live on the 3rd floor, I often leave the sliding door open on our porch (with just the screen door shut) at night. I'm thinking, though, that this hefty fellow would probably have no problem getting himself through our screen door. And I'm also now thinking that our newly planted veggies may not be as safe on our porch as I assumed they'd be. Hm.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Maybe it was a fluek (sp?) and he won't come around anymore. Maybe there is something that you can put on the porch that racoons don't like and stays away from...I don't know if there is such a thing.

That is funny that he got up there.