Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Big 'Coon Hunt

The mornings of trash pick-up Dave has been having to go out and put all our trash back into our trashcan even though we have a "locking" lid. Thus the Big 'Coon Hunt started. The first night he and Ellie very carefully placed a small plate of dog food in the live the morning there was no raccoon and there was no dog food and the trap remained unsprung. After consulting the "picture box" (i.e. computer) he found that raccoons love marshmallows and peanut butter. Ellie and I made a trip to the dollar store for marshmallows and peanut butter and the results are in...

The little white things are marshmallows.

That drainage pipe in where our culprit has been residing. The little grassy area besides the stones is where we place our trashcans...good place to hide out if you are a scavenger.

Bait of choice...marshmallow and peanut butter.

The next morning...They caught themselves a 'Coon!

He really was cute and definitely young. We have seen many bigger raccoons in our yard.

The hunters and the hunted.

The hole he dug it our yard trying to get out of the live trap. You can't tell in the picture but it was a couple inches deep.

Off to his new home.

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