‘SPECIAL MOMENTS In Time’
Introducing a new feature , SPECIAL MOMENTS In Time,, but to introduce it, here’s one of those onetime experiences we’d love to share with you … Please let us know your own such fleeting but memorable experiences @ [email protected]
The little things in life, the special moments in time, e.g.
Last evening after biking driving out of Brione’s park near Orinda, CA , in what had just become dark , I spotted a raccoon waddling across the empty road as I was just turning on to it. Raccoon was just at the midway point of the road as I approached. Seeing him hesitate I slowed the car with my lights shining right on him . I stopped. He stopped.
You could almost see the wheels turning in his head. ‘What is this big thing bearing down on me? ‘ ‘Shall I turn around and go back?’No,I’m halfway there already.’ ‘ No, maybe I better go back the way I came. ‘ After about 15 seconds of indecision by the raccoon – as I watched him intently from my stopped vehicle – raccoon did finally turn around and begin to waddle back to the side of the road he came from. It may not seem like much if you weren’t there but I found it was just a special, even funny moment in time. I’d grown up learning to disregard racoons and other rodents as ‘dangerous’ or ‘dirty’ , but this big,slow fellow, somehow , in one short memorable incident, changed all that , giving me a new appreciation for raccoons. I have raccoons come by house often looking for cat food we left outside and fearful of them hurting my cat – but they never have,probably more intent in getting somedinner. I saw this raccoon, who could have been easily killed had I drivien on, as pretty innocent creature(s) and from here on I will have a better feeling and new respect when I come upon my next raccoon.