Wednesday, January 22. 2020
Imagine You Are A Raccoon: Week 2
A weekly series by Brad Gates, B.Sc. Stay tuned each Wednesday for the continuation of this story!
Undaunted by the perils of urban life you continue to search for a place you can call home. Standing on a roof you can smell the warm attic air escaping from a plastic roof vent. You grasp the lid of a vent with your front paw and with some force you pull it off. Using your claws you make a large enough hole in the light weight screen under the lid to climb through. Nervously you proceed to climb down the attic joists.
All senses are on full alert as you attempt to detect the menacing presence of another raccoon or a human. Stepping down on the fibreglass insulated attic floor you began to investigate every nook and cranny. Suddenly, you repeatedly hear and feel dull thuds from beneath your feet. Quietly you walk away dismissing the noises as being a non-threatening one. By the time daylight arrives you are sure that no other raccoon had claimed this attic. After clearing the attic fibreglass insulation from the drywall floor of the attic you can, at last, settle down and fall asleep in a corner.