Kyle and I were eating dinner on our patio one lovely evening when this little critter crept up:
He was actually crawling up to us on the ground when Kyle first spotted him. He was about 5 feet from us at our table!
When we got up, he got a little scared and decided to climb our fig tree. So Kyle grabbed the camera and took some pics.
I think the little guy thought we couldn’t see him while he was in the tree. He stayed there for awhile, so we decided to just go inside and leave him alone so he could feel safe enough to leave — bringing our cats in too, of course, because we were not feeding our cats possum for dinner!
Another creature story… While Kyle and I were on vacation in Dallas visiting my sister, my friend Rachel and her husband came to check on our cats and such. Well, they thought it was a raccoon, but after doing some research on footprints, it turns out a skunk had entered through the cat door!
We knew it wasn’t one of our cats because they only have four “fingers”. The prints all over our floor had five “fingers”. So it had to be another creature.
The skunk came in with its extremely dirty paws, leaving lots of detailed footprints, so by looking up different animal footprints (that are in our area) we could see that it was in fact a skunk!
It didn’t have full on long fingers like the possum and raccoon. It had those little round pads, like cats do, only there was 5 instead of just 4. Plus it had those really long claws (and domestic cat claws are much smaller).
He washed himself up in our cats water fountain and tried to bite a hole in the cat food bag.
I’m just glad he didn’t spray inside our house!
Have you experienced any creatures and critters recently? Tell us about it! Leave a comment 🙂