Daily Archives: January 6, 2021

Windowpane Wednesday: Rocky Raccoon

One evening, during the week before Christmas, I was doing a little baking in our kitchen. I kept hearing a thumping/bumping sound, but thought maybe it was the drum beat of some Christmas music playing in the living room.  Or perhaps the noise was being made by someone out at the marina.

Later, I happened to walk over toward the window, and something outside caught my eye.

You may recall the suction cup window bird feeder that was a gift from our friend, Donna.

Yes, “Rocky” had discovered the feeder, and was standing on the windowsill, just helping himself. The noise I was hearing was the feeder bumping against the windowpane.

On our security cameras, we’ve seen the raccoons walking around our yard at night, and knew they were big, but I was really surprised to see that size in person.

I tapped on the window, and Rocky wasn’t the least bit concerned. Then I raised the inside window, so there was nothing between us except the storm window.


The next step is to move that feeder up (hopefully) out of his reach.

~These Days Of Mine~