Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Coons? When racoons try to get on our back porch, Momma just chase 'em off with a broom."

Better Know A Fictional Character - Part 4 - Crockett the Raccoon

     Everybody knows the stories of Davy Crockett, Kind of the Wild Frontier. He was known far and wide and was always seen wearing his coon skin cap. What few people know is that wasn't just a raccoon skin. It was a friendly raccoon named Crockett. That is actually where Davy gets his last name. When he was a child people would say look here comes Dave and Crockett again. Over the years this turned into simply Davy Crockett. As the young lad grew into a man. He did not want to part with his life long friend so he trained him to sit on his head in a ball resembling a coon skin cap. The two were never apart for long and were always there for each other. No body was found after the Battle of the Alamo so we are unsure what happened to Crockett after his friend was killed defending the fort. Rumor has it Crockett launched a sneak attack on General Santa Anna himself. Crockett crept into the General's tent the night after Davy was killed and leapt the General's neck. The General heard the sound and caught Crockett in mid air with a knife to the gut, killing the critter instantly. Nothing is available to back up these rumors though so we really don't know.

    Thanks for stopping by to read the tale of Crockett. Take care fo yourselves and have an awesome day!


  1. Raccoons are adorable, but they are wild creatures so I can avoid owning one.

    A few years ago, I was driving home and I sadly couldn't avoid hitting one with my car. It was one of those instances where I was shaking afterwards because of the sudden impact.

  2. Yeah I hit a rabbit once (or rather it hit my car) and it shook me pretty badly. I darted out hopping across a dark country road one night. I managed to avoid it with the front tires but I heard it hop up under the car and hit. It made it off the road but I am pretty sure it was fatal. I love small furry animals and hate it that it happened but sometimes its beyond our control.