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By donna smith ammons


We have been on high alert at the Ammons’ household this past week.

Stranger danger!! Hubby-dear and I were watching television the other night when my cat, Gibbs, came out with a guttural growl that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!!I got up and peered into the darkness. I saw nothing unusual. Everything looked fine when I switched the backporch light on. Gibbs, however, disagreed. He continued to growl as he sensed an unwelcome visitor. Several nights later, Gibbs and I went through the same routine. 

Growling and me checking. This time, I caught the culprits.Enjoying Gibbs’ water dish by the back door were two racoons. They were rather large. No, they were huge!!The smaller of the two unwelcome guests ran off, but the larger one was feeling a tad brave. He raised up on his back feet and just stared at me. I stared back…since I felt quite safe behind a closed door. 


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