Friday, 31 May 2019


I have a request of nature.

If I'm to be woken at who knows what o'clock by animals fighting (? or... making babies?)  I would appreciate if they could identify themselves.

See, at some point Wednesday night... yes, the night I was so exhausted I put myself to bed like a child, I was awoken by snarling.

You know, the snarling of something fighting (ahem?)

I'm generally pretty good at figuring out when it's cats (they have a particular yowl) or raccoons (because they're pretty common) but whatever it was would go snarl, snarl, snarl and then make a sound like, I swear, a guinea pig.  So like that high pitched... REEEEEEEEEEEEE!

So not only was I woken up by the fighting... but then my brain was like what on earth is making that noise?

I didn't want to open my eyes and get up to see if I could see but once they stopped I would have appreciated it if they'd announced "hi, we're 'possums, have a good rest of your night!" or something.

(I've never actually seen a possum but I also have no other guesses as to what might have made that noise...)


Jason Langlois said...

Racoon vs. something, would be my guess. The Racoons are getting big and fat in the city, and one suspects they could be fighting over territory.

Victoria said...