We've been having a bit of a raccoon problem at the ol' hacienda-- they've chewed a hole in one of the eaves, and we frequently hear them ambling around the heating and cooling ducts. Just yesterday, I saw Mama Raccoon leading three (yikes, yes, three) baby raccoons up our wall into the eave. As cute as the little baby raccoon trills are, I know that there could be rabies in them thar 'coons.
Our cat, Stella, likes to hang out on the porch at night and watch them. We decided to sit and watch with her tonight to see if we could catch another glimpse of the raccoon family... watch with us...
I have to tell you that as we were watching this I experienced a range of conflicting emotions from fear to "Awww!" to "Egads!" I'm glad to know kitty can hold her own against a baby raccoon, but as far as Mama goes, we better start bringing her in at night!