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You Have Wild Animals In Your Yard
I was weeding the front yard one afternoon when a mother walked by, pushing a stroller and with two little kids in tow. When they reached me they stopped.
“Do you live here?” the mother inquired. When I nodded she declared, “you have wild animals in your yard.”
She explained that for the past several mornings, when she walked her children to school, they had heard growls coming from the bushes. “Definitely feral,” she confirmed. “You might have raccoons nesting on your property, or maybe possums.”
The thing was, I had seen a raccoon only a few nights ago, and there had been a possum dead on the road the month before. I thanked her for letting me know.
“You should take care of it before someone reports you,” she said, and walked away with a toss of her head.
I looked at my elderly cat, who was asleep on the porch. She came in at night, but spent the day either in the garden or on the porch. A large, feral animal, even one just close by, was def [...]