I’m lucky to have a girlfriend who is such a great cook. She can even work her magic on an open fire. I know if it were left up to me, we would have eaten hotdogs, sausages, and simple stuff like that during our camping trip.
I looked over to the garbage bag, which was only a foot away from my chair and pretty much right beside the fire. And I saw a raccoon right in the bag. I reached for the flashlight and quickly discovered that there were three raccoons right on our campsite.
I tried to light a stick on fire and wave it at the raccoons. I shouted, banged a stick on the ground, and shined the flashlight directly at the little critters. It didn’t phase them at all. I grabbed the garbage bag but they just looked at me like they weren’t going to leave without the scraps of meat that were in it.
Our site had brush on either side, and we had neighbours directly behind us. The raccoons were blocking my path to the road. I didn’t know what to do.
Dana was hiding in the tent, shining the flashlight back and forth like a lighthouse operator. She suggested I just cut through the neighbour’s site to go and get rid of the garbage.
I cut through the site and ran to the front gate to throw the garbage bag in the bin. When I got back, I was sure that the raccoons were gone. Dana and I decided to walk to the washroom facilities and call it a night.
As we were about to leave our site, Dana shined the flashlight up in the tree. And sure enough, all three raccoons were up on a branch. They were very determined little critters.