It was just getting dark tonight at 8.45 pm when I noticed something on my fence outside. Hey! that’s not a cat ! I thought, and then there were three and soon a whole family of four raccoons. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the little bandits out and about, which is good, I suppose. I am sure they smell the food scraps that we now put in our yard waste bins here in Seattle for recycling into compost by the public utility company. It may be time to lock up the lid of my yard waste bin. If a raccoon gets trapped in there it’s going to scare the heebie jeebies out of the garbage collector .. or out of me!