It was almost dark as I finished up evening feeding yesterday. I was walking up the alley towards the shed where I keep feed and some movement caught my eye. Since it was almost dark I had a hard time discerning what I was seeing. It looked like my yellow jug of vegetable oil was moving around. I knew this had to be wrong but that was definitely what it looked like.
It occurred to me that I could use the zoom lens on my camera as makeshift binocular to try and get a better look. The camera was struggling with the lack of light but finally on the screen I realized what was going on. It was a &%$#! raccoon walking around with the plastic container of oil. Given the way his coat was shining on his chest he had clearly been lifting it up and taking swigs from it. At this point I started running towards the shed yelling “hey, drop that and get out of here.” He looked at me for a brief second like “what is your problem crazy screaming lady” before dropping the container and scurrying off.
As I reached the shed I thought about this. I always leave the shed door open while I’m out in the pastures feeding as I’m in and out of the shed constantly until I am finished so getting in the shed would not have been a problem. I was positive I had put the oil back in the shed after I had used it and not left it sitting outside. I was also positive that I would have screwed the lid back on immediately after use. Sure enough the little jerk had gone in the shed and unscrewed the cap, and then left a trail of oil behind as he carried it outside. Between what the little jerk had consumed and spilled my almost brand new gallon jug of oil was 2/3 empty. I hope I don’t see him again any time soon. If we do meet again under similar circumstances it will be war!!
Leo looked too cute not to take his picture
Justin, Fuzzy Punch and Clay grazing
Boo and Murphy hanging out
Snappy and Teddy
MyLight and Maisie
Traveller, Norman, Lexi and Cinnamon enjoying an afternoon siesta in the shade
Romeo, Asterik, Winston and Sebastian
Darby and Ogie