Okay, I Hate These Raccoons

After we moved into our new house in Florida, we noticed every night that raccoons would come out of the woods next door and explore our yard. ¬†They came right up to the back door, with the outside light on. Oh, they were so cute. One time we looked out back to see¬†three little raccoon…

A Visit From the Barred Owl

One of my winter stories includes a daily visit from this barred owl. It is common in my area of the country and for a while I would see it sitting on a branch near my backyard. The birds still came to eat and didn’t seem worried about it, and even a few squirrels ran…