It is not an easy job but it must be done.
We meet next to the
Intracoastal Waterway. The spot has a beautiful canopy of old oak trees which are filled with the creatures that live there. We get to watch the squirrels playing, osprey waiting to dive in for the unsuspecting fish that will go from sea creature to breakfast in one quick instant, this time of year we can observe the manatee gliding past, beautiful. This particular morning as we discussed our world we saw a Cracker Jacks box fall out of one of the trees. Hmmm. We looked up and spotted a raccoon. It was obvious the raccoon wanted the candy coated popcorn peanuts and prize back in his hot little hands. We could tell by his body movements he wanted the box but we could be the enemy. He ran partway down the tree, then halted for a moment, came a bit farther, then raced back up the tree.
We went on with our discussion and before long the raccoon came slowly down the tree and apparently thinking he was invisible walked very so slowly to the box picked it up and sauntered back to the base of the tree. He turned to make sure he was not being followed then it was back to his perch to enjoy the balance of the contents of the Cracker Jacks.