2+ miles walked, 3+ miles run today. Took it easy, pace-wise. Felt okay.
I don't know if anyone will see the continuing saga of the raccoon on the Thursday thread. Our feeders are all the "squirrel-proof" kinds - for varying reasons. One has a latch inside that you catch when you put the top on. Dang raccoon figured out how to rock the feeder back and forth on the hook until it comes unlatched. Not sure how else to describe it. Another feeder has a cage around it. The raccoon got this feeder out of the tree by WORKING A CARABINER and getting it off, letting it fall to the ground. Then somehow, it got the cage thingie off of it, even though that's not easy to do because the cage easily catches on the bird perches. Once the cage was off, it took the top off. The third feeder has the spring-loaded perches that make the holes close when anything heavier than a small bird sits on it. The raccoon climbed along the branch of the tree, apparently couldn't work THAT carabiner, so it grabbed the feeder and wound it around and around the tree branch (it's suspended by a wire) until the feeder was right up against the tree branch. Then it RIPPED the lid off the feeder, completely destroying the clips that hold the lid on.
Two of these feeders (cage & spring-load) hang in the tree. The one with the "catch" is on a skinny metal pole, which supposedly they can't climb. So I've been bringing in the two tree feeders at night. Then this morning, the one on the pole (catch kind) had the lid off again! I was like...
!!!!!! All I can figure is it climbed the rhododendron bush to get on the pole. The pole also has a garden flag that hangs opposite the feeder and it was all muddy from paw prints. I suppose it could also have climbed up our siding and jumped off the roof of our family room.