I have to say, one of the things I love about Mississippi is the variety of critters I have found. We move to MS in December of 2014…and we have encounter deer, raccoons, possums, foxes, skunks, lots of birds, huge crickets, and lots of toads. We see critters like the ones I mentioned almost on a weekly basis. The other day we were driving back home from the grocery store and we saw this beautiful deer, the horns were growing already…it was such a sweet sighting!
I love to see the critters close but not too close. A couple of nights ago, JJ was i his room while I was watching TV in the living room and all of a sudden he comes out with a puzzled look on his face. He asked me if I did not hear the noise outside, I said NO! We both opened the door to the back patio, and we witnessed a young raccoon, who climbed all the way up to the top of one of my bird feeders and he was eating…Mr. Raccoon just look at us, and he did not bother to climb back down for what it seemed an eternity. I was like, really, you are supposed to run away!!! Mr. Raccoon stayed there…until we finally turned the light on and then he decided to leave, not in a hurry I must add.
So, today I was watering my peppers and I noticed a new pepper growing, i wanted to take a close look…and these is what I found…
I found a cute little frog…I see lots of toads, but I haven’t seen this kind of “frog”. I though it was so cute, he could have the pepper (although I think he just eat the leaves). The thing about frogs is…my late father was a frog lover. He actually had a huge collection of frog figurines. I have some of those frogs figures and I found myself loving frogs as well. It’s probably a thing he and I had in common, just like many other things, I was a daddy’s girl and a lot of my personality resembles his.
So, not complaining about all the critters I get to see in my newfound state. I still miss South Carolina, and perhaps one day I’ll be back. In SC there is this thing called Palmetto Bug, which is nothing other than a huge cockroach…and I am scared of roaches period…I can care less if they name them queen of Earth I still hate those damn palmetto bugs. They do not have them where I live now, well at least I haven’t seen any and that is a GREAT thing. Anyways, I just wanted to share some of my Mississippi love stories.by