We’ve been gardening in our urban alley for 4 or 5 years. We’ve had success and failure and a whole lotta learning. This year was looking to be promising – I had a new strategy and was sure this would be the year we’d grow a significant amount of food in our parking space.
And then company came to visit.
Yes, that picture was taken a few seconds apart. Shaeffer isn’t big on Raccoons and this young one is leery of him.
We’ve had raccoons for years. We usually cross paths with them late at night when taking the dog for a pee or late at night when they decide to mate (which, incidentally, sounds like war of the worlds).
raccoons come with city life. As do rats. And squirrels. Pigeons. Rabbits and the occasional fox. Sometimes I see more wildlife in a few days here than I do at our cabin up north. Most of the wildlife is harmless (and kind of fun to see) but somethings been digging in our garden. I’m pretty sure it’s not the raccoon and I’m fearing it might be a rodent.
The funny thing about my unknown guest is that he or she (or they?) don’t seem to bother the plants. I’m finding patches of dirt that have been tossed about – but not a single plant has been touched and nothing has been eaten. I’m going to have to install a wildlife camera or a small fence to see what type of garden party happens when I’m not around.
Who/ what do you think has been visiting us?