Friday, April 13, 2007


We have trouble in our backyard, and this trouble goes by the name of Raccoon. As I posted before, we first saw this raccoon at night eating from the bird feeder. Well..Donnie on many nights now has seen this raccoon in our backyard eating. At first I did not think much of it. But I'm starting to think he needs to go.

This raccoon can eat 5 ponds of bird seed in one night! How crazy is that! Somehow he knocked down one of my feeders, and now I can't even find the S hook that it was hanging on! I think the raccoon stole it!!!! grrrr

This is the really bad part. We have this super cute little shed in our backyard. Well...this Raccoon made a whole in it trying to get in!!!!!

Because of these reasons the raccoon must go. I don't want to hurt it, but I don't want it eating my bird seed and tearing apart the shed. So here is the question. What should I do to get rid of it? I know we could set a live trap, and then take it somewhere. This is not something I want to do. Any one have any ideas??


Anonymous said...

You could always get a Yard dog that would sure keep it away

Katie said...

I say that the raccoon has to go as well. My first sugestion is that you get a dog. Raccoon's don't like dogs. Second, by having a birdbath you might be encouraging the Raccoon (because Raccoon's like to wash all their food). Regarding the shed: Do you keep any bird food products in the shed. If so keep them in the house, Raccoon's have great noses. I'll also run this situation by my dad and see what he says. Hope that you have a great weekend.

AnneMarie said...

Solution: Have Donnie sit outside with a shotgun in hand.

O.k., o.k., I am just kidding. Hmmm.....put up an electric fense. Or you could put mineral oil mixed in with their food. They are destined to not come back if you do that.