Friday, August 21, 2009

Bye -bye bandits

What a cute little face! But not so cute when they are ransacking my corn patch. This is captive number three from a family of four (that I know of) Three raccoons in five nights, they will go anywhere for peanut butter sandwiches. From here they go for a trip to an uninhabited wooded area with a stream, so I hope they are re-uniting and happy in their new surroundings. One more adult to catch, the push is on, with the corn a week or two from mature. Really hoping another family doesnt move in til the season is over.

2 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Where do you ever find the time for capturing raccoons along with your other long lists????? No sleeping these days, I guess!!! the best for your corn!! and you baby chicks are adorable!!!!!!

kathi dunphy said...

Hi Gwen, the last of the family of five has been taking the bait and evading capture every night, even tho the bread has been tied in place. Tonite there is a McGyver type setup with a container of peanut butter tied to a string that goes up around a pulley and fastens to the trap door dropping device. Hopefully one good yank on the container and I should have her....