Friday, July 23, 2010
I included a couple of my raccoon drawings that I put on products too! Stop by my store Designs by Shell
Okay, so yesterday my husband and I went for a long walk, well we actually spent the afternoon at a park in Vancouver. Stanley Park to be exact. The flowers were beautiful as usual at this time of year. I took many pics' of them. The most exciting part of the day was my encounter with a little raccoon. First you should probably know that I am not a 'big animal' fan... yes they can be cute but I am pretty tentative around most of them. So anyways my husband and I were sitting on a bench that overlooks a pond with lots of tree and bushes around, just quietly reading our books. This rustling beside me startles me and a raccoon comes straight out of the bushes towards us. It was about 4 feet away! What do I do? Of course, I jump up on the bench, freaking out, saying, 'Oh no, Oh no, crap, what do we do?! My husband is laughing at me and telling me to get down from the bench, but I remain standing there. I did not think this was funny... the raccoon turns around and heads back into the bushes. After this I was a little jumpy and was having a hard time concentrating on my book. A few minutes later the raccoon comes sneaking out again and crosses in front of us and gets into the pond. Yes, I was up on the bench again! The raccoon probably thought I was nuts! It must have looked pretty funny but I didn't care. I did capture some great pictures of him as you can see above. Ahhh... what an afternoon!