I was just sitting here, sucked into unbelievable videos of the tsunami on YouTube when I heard the metal lid of the sunflower seed can go flying. Hmmmmm, squirrels at night? (No! Not unless they're flying squirrels, and I don't think those are as adept as their diurnal relations.)
I grabbed a strong flashlight and then turned all the lights off in the kitchen. Quickly shining the light out the window at the deck, I saw the hind quarters of a big @ss raccoon quickly retreating! (Squirrels, my foot!)
I headed outside to have a look and then called the dogs out.
OMG, what B-O-R-I-N-G guard dogs! Tucker just sat on his hill of snow. Maisy, at least, came with me, but didn't sniff out a thing! I pointed her nose to the railing where the raccoon had walked. "Sniff, sniff. Yah, Mom, so what?"
I shined my flashlight up in all the nearby trees, but nuthin'. Hmph.