Yesterday afternoon as I was going out my back door in a hurry to get to the Oak Harbor Farmers Market I almost ran into my sometimes resident raccoon family. We were both startled! I didn’t expect to see them at 2:15pm! Her two little ones quickly hid – one behind a lilac and the other behind a stack of boards and I got out of her way so she could collect them and escape up the backyard tree.
I grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles, where the only wildlife we saw were rabbits and snakes and the occasional tarantula (once in the living room!). I’ve lived in Anacortes for 25 years and the wildlife still surprises me and always makes me smile!