It might seem a little odd that a guy of 41 years old still enjoys crawling around beneath the city in the storm sewers but what can I say, I find it really interesting to see where the water goes. Guelph has the added advantage of having some really old buried creeks that are well worth exploring. anyway my point is that I am not the only one who passes along the underground tunnels. The raccoons also travel there.
In my first post on this blog about three months ago (see the archives) I wrote a very long post called "Gloomy Tunnels Under Guelph", it detailed one such exploration. Anyway, I noticed a well travelled little path up one side of the concrete duct that I was sloshing along. In places there were clearly defined paws in the mud. By the tracks it appeared that certain feeder pipes functioned as a ready made underground raccoon highway. The well travelled artery to the left might lead to a particularly lucrative dumpster while the one to the right could well open at the back of the farmer's market, Saturday evenings being an especially joyus time. the leftovers stacked behind the building are always worth the hungry raccoon's attention.
The picture that you see above (Click on it) was taken about an hour ago. This is where that raccoon that Maggie had been watching came from.
SEE THE PREVIOUSLY RELATED POST IN THE MARCH ARCHIVE, "GLOOMY TUNNELS UNDER GUELPH".