Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Coon In a Can at Galesburg Illinois Heritage Days

 Doyle and I were just settling in for the night in preparation for setting up our kitchen for Galesburg Heritage days when from outside we heard so much banging and clatter, we flew from our beds to see what was the matter!
Turns out we had company in the form of a very peeved juvenile Raccoon who could not quite get out of the garbage can he had found himself in.
 Doyle carefully set the youngster loose and he quickly took to the trees to get away from his benefactors..(Some gratitude!)
The next night he did the same thing, got himself stuck in a can, but this time he scratched patiently, knowing his rescuers would come to his aid.
The next night topped all when he came to the door and scratched at the door to get in! He must have observed our cat being let in and just thought he'd like to come right in and visit too.

Of course, we shooed him away, but he hung around our trailer all weekend getting trapped in cans and knowing we would let him loose.

I wonder what he's going to do now that we are gone?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This must have been the little fella we saw by the pool on the way to the showers two different times. I also heard he was visiting kitchens over the weekend!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Funny! Now that is something that does not happen every day ( I hope)

Donna K said...

What a great story! didn't take that young fella long to learn which side his bread was buttered on.

RiverCat said...

Hey guys! I really enjoy your blog because I grew up in the midwest and can always count on you to "take me home." I'm listing your coon encounter link on my site, as wildlife encounters happen to be one of my upcoming features. I'd also like to know what your most interesting workamping and any articles for aspiring full-timers who want to work on the road...

Phyllis said...

I still carry a scar on my hand from a baby raccoon hanging on when I was a teenager. Dad was a game warden and would take "orphans" to a local preserve. But first we might enjoy their company for a few days.

Liked your story.

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