Those Wacky Raccoons

I’m about to cross the Park onto the running track.

It’s first light, and not quite that, when I see two dark figures padding in the distance as if they’re doing a soft-shoe.

I stop to observe two raccoons of medium size, making me think, they were teenagers en route home.

One is leading the other by a few feet (practicing social distancing perhaps?) before stopping at a tree. He looks up, then back at his pal as if to say, nope, this ain’t it, before moseying to the next.

Again, no cigar as I watch them stop at three more before climbing up, what appears to be home, making me wonder if they’d been drinking?

Oh, to be that young again.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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107 Responses to Those Wacky Raccoons

  1. I think they wanted to mask their home address from you. Cute story!

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  2. robprice59 says:

    I recall rolling in from Bloo-Bloo’s in Coalville at 4 a.m. each Tuesday. I’m happy my disco days are over.

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  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I love raccoons. Their young are so inquisitive and friendly. Anne’s thought that they were trying to misdirect you from their home address is hilarious.
    On the other hand, if they had a late night and were just dragging in; been there, done that; but not in many decades.

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  4. Dale says:

    Hah! That they both stayed up in the tree is a good sign they made it to the right one. Too funny. Now I can’t stop.thinki g of RJ (Bruce Willis) from “Over the Hedge” and all the shenanigans he put the gang of animals through.

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  5. kingmidget says:

    Well … on a completely different subject … I finally finished Truman last night. I’m exhausted! πŸ˜‰

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  6. Sorryless says:

    God! Memories . . . those bittersweet little slices of my younger and more carefree iterations. Not that I’d want to go back but . . . if you told me I could get a weekend pass into those shoes? Imma take it!

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  7. Fun stuff, Susannah. Reminds me of the time I lived in the Chicago Suburbs. Came home after way too much fun at about 2:00 A.M. Stuck my key in the lock and it was difficult to turn. I finally snapped it off. Had to ring the bell and when the door flew open to my surprise, a very angry guy was standing in his underwear. I had gone to an identical house only one street over. Talk about doing a soft shoe. (yes, I paid to have the lock replaced.)

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  8. Aren’t they are disarmingly adorable, even if they are mischief makers through and through? Cute image of the little rascals. 🦝

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  9. That’s a MEASURE of your success.

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  10. Makes you wonder if they were smelling for their tree. Raccoons are some of the most intriguing animals to watch.

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