No, we don't have lions, but for some reason that song riff keeps running through my mind. I haven't seen the raccoons all day. Once I knew where they were, they were kind of hard to miss.
I wonder if MamaCoon noticed how much we were watching and got nervous for her babies? I wouldn't blame her. If someone was doing that to my baby, I'd be nervous too.
Last night, it was so hot that transformers were blowing all over the place. We lost power for quite a while, so Z-boy and I jumped in the pool to stay cool. Every now and then, I'd glance up to where Mama and the kids were hanging out, but I lost track of them as it got darker and darker.
Then the chittering started. From a tree just past our property line. MamaCoon had come over to give us what-for. I told Z we needed to get out of the pool and go in so Mama could forage, so we did.
And today we haven't seen her at all. I hope she's okay. I hope she hasn't been hit by a car - the babies would starve. But I haven't seen them either, so hopefully she just got tired of us watching and moved her family to another tree.
I'll miss them.