Friday, February 25, 2011

The Wild

Last night, just as I was on the cusp of sleep, Paul and I were awoken by a horrible, scary screaming sound.  The volume moderated but continued and mostly sound like really, really loud wind and for a minute or two, we thought maybe it was just the storm that is supposed to blow in today.  In fact, forecasters are predicting snow in the Bay Area.  SNOW! 

But the sound was just too loud to be the wind, so Paul got out of bed to figure out what was the cause of all the ruckus.  Turns out, there were two racoons having a crazed tussle on our neighbors roof right behind us.  The racoons were HUGE and scary, especially making the noises they were making.  We watched them for about five minutes, listening to their shrieks and watching them rise up and charge each other.   It was very violent and pretty creepy.  Finally one of them slunk away, defeated, and we were able to go back to sleep. 

I dreamt about animals that went crazy and attacked humans - like man-eating shrimp. 

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! At least they weren't on your roof. I remember when I was little their used to be these neighborhood cats that would come and fight in our backyard at night. I still remember those screeches as some of the freakiest sounds ever!


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