Backyard Mystery Crimes & Incidents, posted by Member, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on May 20, 2009 at 9:59 am
I am trying to find a reasonable explanation for why the beach towels and swim suits I hung up on the clothesline in our backyard last night (I used cloth pins to hold the swimsuits) were on the grass this morning with dirt marks on them. Could it be a cat or a raccoon? We live in the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood.
Posted by MainStreetDiva, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on May 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm MainStreetDiva is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
My guess would be raccoons. They are always 'playing' with something in our back yard and pool. If we leave toys or small colorful items outside overnight (kids stencils were a big hit!), they often play with them and wash them in the pool. They also swim laps in the pool when it is hot.
Gary Bogue, columnist for the Valley Times, has many stories about coons; I think I remember hearing one tale about some juvenile raccoons swinging on a clothesline.