All In The Family

One hour after sunrise on Sunday morning, my better half asked me on a coffee date. We’d had a huge storm the night before. Sixty mile-per-hour winds, fallen trees, spotty power outages, flashing traffic lights and power lines draping across the main drag.

We were routed down a side road. The clouds parted. Sunshine filled the sky. We noticed some movement ahead of us. A family of raccoons, larger than the Brady bunch, walking along the fallen brush on the sidewalk.

They turned onto a driveway and disappeared from view. By some miracle, the storm missed this house, they had no damage. But next door an uprooted pine landed on the neighbor’s roof. When we pulled in front of the driveway this is what we saw, minus 3 raccoons who scrambled under the porch by the time I snapped this photo.

Clearly they were checking on the neighbors making sure they survived the storm. Now that’s what I call keeping it all in the family.

Have a great weekend.





About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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4 Responses to All In The Family

  1. kerbey says:

    That is awesome! I’ve never seen anything like that.


  2. aplscruf says:

    Wowee, what an adorable family of critters! Can you imagine opening your door in your robe and slippers to get the morning paper, coffee in hand…!

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    • How do they keep them from wondering into their home once they’ve opened the door? Can you imagine the mess ten raccoons would make? It sounds like a scene from a Disney film of yesteryear.


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