For several days last week I noticed a new addition to the top of our wall in the back patio. I remember thinking, "I hope that rascal doesn't come down on this side!" Well, guess what? He did!
I was not too pleased to see him out there. They have the most vile poop, they eat your potted plants, they startle the heck out of you if they are hiding behind a pot and you disturb them and, finally, I was not sure if they would hurt the cats.
I certainly didn't want to touch him and I really didn't want to hurt him either. I had the brilliant idea of spraying him off the tree with the hose. I say brilliant, but it really wasn't. I sprayed the heck out of him, trying to make him let go and scurry on out of my patio and life. To no avail. Never underestimate the power of those claws.
Finally one of the cats came outside. He spotted the cat and made a flying leap off the tree and under one of the pots that is slightly elevated. For the next few days I could see his tail peeking out so I knew he was still there. The cats quickly determined that they would not get him out so they lost interest.
I have not seen him or evidence of his existence for the last few days so I am hoping that he safely found a way out and back to the wild.