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Guy With Poor Eyesight Thinks His Cat Is Climbing Into A Hammock, Realizes It’s An Unwelcome Guest Too Late
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Guy With Poor Eyesight Thinks His Cat Is Climbing Into A Hammock, Realizes It’s An Unwelcome Guest Too Late Interview

When the humorist Aaron Reynolds started a new evening ritual, leaving all the tech behind to chill in a hammock, it didn’t sound like a big deal. That night, it was some Rolling Stones since he had never given them “a fair shake.” And as it felt like the evening couldn’t get more idyllic, his blurry feline blob turned up to join.

This is where some extra details are a game-changer. You see, the cat that climbed into the hammock did so “not in a very cat-like way.” Plus, Aaron’s backyard was dark and he couldn’t see well. Feelin’ suspicious already? Well, it turned out, the blob was not of a feline nature. I’ll just leave it here and let Aaron’s viral Twitter thread do the rest of the talking.

And don’t forget to tune in for Aaron’s interview with Bored Panda down below!

More info: Twitter | EffinBirds.com

Toronto-based humorist Aaron shared this story on Twitter and it went viral

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Bored Panda spoke to Aaron, who said the raccoon is now a common visitor to his yard and he seems to love sitting in “his usual spot in the biggest tree in our backyard.” Aaron lives in Toronto, near Eglinton West subway station, near a park so he’s used to “seeing bunnies and skunks” but “it’s mostly raccoons here.”

But after a while, raccoons got on Aaron’s nerves for opening and closing the garage door at night to go in and out. “We eventually installed a bolt really high up on the door so they couldn’t open it anymore, though we heard them trying for a few hours one night,” he said.

The sneaky animals were less than impressed. “The next day they were at our front door looking in, as if to ask ‘why did you lock me out of my house,’” he recounted. 

And Aaron came to his conclusion

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If you wonder why the guy has such an excellent sense of humor, you should know that comedy is a big part of Aaron’s life. Aaron is better known for his comedic “Effin’ Birds” project that is a real household name on social media. It recently won him a Webby’s social media award in humor for 2020.

Aaron has also released a second printing of the “Effin’ Birds” book, which is basically a compact and silly field guide with more than 200 of the “rudest” birds on our planet. Plus, they are releasing cool effin’ calendars and planners with fan-fave birdies this fall.

Currently, Effin’ Birds is running a campaign for the Equal Justice Initiative ending on June 30th, which has already raised over $12,000 so far. You can read more about it here.

But it seems like it’s not the first time Aaron has gotten into a hilarious encounter

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But it turns out, the last time, it was an eye exam to blame

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Others joined in to comment on the thread

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jevais
Community Member
2 years ago

Can't stop laughing. Great story, please more of the like.

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

Great descriptive writing! That played like a movie in my mind. I had a similar, but less dramatic, experience when I was a kid. My mom took us camping, but she wasn't overly skilled at pitching a tent. When she finished, it was impossible to zip it all the way closed. I gleefully decided it was, therefore, impossible to keep the raccoons out. So I hung up a flashlight and placed some popcorn and potato chips just inside the tent and invited those raccoons right in. A mama and her little one showed up and I was ecstatic! They were curious but also extremely polite. I never told my mom, who was asleep at the time, but one of them played with her hair. They ate their snacks, explored the tent for a few minutes, then waddled their cute little butts out the door.

Molly A. Block
Community Member
2 years ago

As a woman who has been legally blind since birth, I can relate to this. I don't like the Rolling Stones either. That Mick Jagger is so gd ugly that I'm wondering if it's the rest of the women in this world who think he's so hot that maybe THEY need glasses, and not me!

Melusine
Community Member
2 years ago

Women think he's hot??!! I just thought they enjoyed his enthousiasm or something.

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jevais
Community Member
2 years ago

Can't stop laughing. Great story, please more of the like.

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

Great descriptive writing! That played like a movie in my mind. I had a similar, but less dramatic, experience when I was a kid. My mom took us camping, but she wasn't overly skilled at pitching a tent. When she finished, it was impossible to zip it all the way closed. I gleefully decided it was, therefore, impossible to keep the raccoons out. So I hung up a flashlight and placed some popcorn and potato chips just inside the tent and invited those raccoons right in. A mama and her little one showed up and I was ecstatic! They were curious but also extremely polite. I never told my mom, who was asleep at the time, but one of them played with her hair. They ate their snacks, explored the tent for a few minutes, then waddled their cute little butts out the door.

Molly A. Block
Community Member
2 years ago

As a woman who has been legally blind since birth, I can relate to this. I don't like the Rolling Stones either. That Mick Jagger is so gd ugly that I'm wondering if it's the rest of the women in this world who think he's so hot that maybe THEY need glasses, and not me!

Melusine
Community Member
2 years ago

Women think he's hot??!! I just thought they enjoyed his enthousiasm or something.

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