This cute little guy fell out of the eaves of the vacant house across the street from us yesterday afternoon. I don't know how long it had been on the porch of that house when I noticed it, but when I saw it hobbling back and forth in the 95° heat, I knew something had to be done. Luckily for me, Shane was almost home from work, so I found our cat carrier, then Shane scooted the little raccoon into the carrier with a shovel. The raccoon is about the size of just-weaned kitten.
Off Kat and I went to Lakeside Nature Center, where the raccoon will be nursed back to health then released back into the wild. All we were told was that despite having fallen about eight feet to the porch and being a little dehydrated, it seemed pretty healthy. They told us they'd send us a post card to let us know what happens, good or bad.
Unfortunately, there are more raccoons in the attic of the house across the street; Shane saw another one nearly fall while we were transporting the first one. It's been vacant for two full years now, but there were already bandits in the attic when the previous owner lived there. No telling how many are there now. We can't watch for and rescue all of them, but I did let Lakeside know there are more, should they want to try to remove them themselves. I guess only time will tell.
July Grocery/Pantry Challenge:
Items Purchased Today (store brand unless indicated): None
Amount Spent Today (including tax): $0.00
Amount Spent To Date in July (including tax): $146.90