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    Visitors

    Hey, folks,

    Remember Belle, the border collie? She gets freaked everytime there's thunder in the distance, starts digging under the fence, and gets out? Well, she did that again last night. I figured she'd just go in the shop, and I'd put her back in the yard in the morning.

    No such luck! In the middle of the night, I hear a huge commotion. Mumbling bad words, I staggered down to the shop. I figured, when I opened the door, I'd see two eyes looking back at me. Wrong! I saw six:



    If you look closely at this next one, you can see the tail of one as she disappears into the saw cabinet:



    So now I have to go home after work, take everything out of the shop, make sure there's not a whole family living in there, and make sure they can't come back in. I also need to make other arrangements for the cat, who's been living in there. The critters are clearly after the cat's food...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Pretty bold critters those Raccoons....

    Makes my little rodent problems seem rather small...
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    You might have to trap them.

    My neighbor trapped some almost nightly for 2 months, finally figured out that he wasn't taking them away far enough (2 miles at that point) and the same ones were showing back up to eat the bird food.
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    trap them with a conibear and they wont return..
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    Cute little critters. I had one as a pet for a while. The dog thought he was a raccoon and the raccoon thought he was a dog. 22's work very well BILL
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    I think theyre after the incra fence.
    Toss it outside and see if they come back in tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    trap them with a conibear and they wont return..
    Of course not, because you'll kill them won't you?
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    my limited experience with racoons are that they are extremely destructive.
    They are mean. They are persistant, and if they want to get into the house, they will and usually cause damage in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Of course not, because you'll kill them won't you?
    they are almost as prolific as rabbits toni, they wont be missed..pretty neat critters till they get into your stuff or live stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Of course not, because you'll kill them won't you?
    Yep. That is the idea.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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