Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Ballad of Three Feet

We have a raccoon with just three feet who keeps raiding our bird feeders each night. His short left rear leg is without a foot. We see him in the mornings hanging off the feeder outside the kitchen window.

I try to get a photo, but he's too quick for me. As soon as I open the kitchen door, he's gone. (Note: Accompanying photo is a regular four-footed coon from last year's crop.)

I've penned these lines for our three-footed friend:

A coon is quick on all fours
And not too bad on just three.
It fills its belly with birdseed
And grins at us from a tree.

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