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Back Porch Invasion

Posted 08-17-2008 at 09:53 AM by Miss Blue
Updated 08-22-2008 at 05:59 PM by Miss Blue


We have a screened in back porch..
This is where I keep a freezer, a couple of storage cupboards and my cat food..There are lots of cats in this small neighborhood..Most of them are like mine.."fixed, fat, and lazy"..
For a couple months my H and I suspected that a coon was visiting our back porch, because the cat food and garbage can was being turned over quite often..He warned me about running out there in the dark in the middle of the night, because coons are known to be pretty mean if they are cornered..He set his motion camera up that night in order to nab the critter..The next morning, it showed a black and white cat squeezing through a 6 in diameter hole..GOTCHA!! So we thought
There is a larger hole near one of the doors on the porch that I made for my fat cat to come and go..Well we just started putting the kitchen can into the larger can that is also on the porch so the cat would not turn it over..
A couple days ago I bought my cat a new bag of food and set it unopened on an old microwave cart that is also on the porch..Next morning the bag is on the floor and savagely ripped into and the trash can is also overturned..H sets his motion camera again last night, and I put out cat food and this is what he captured..

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    Them pesky little guys... We have a big family of coons here as well.. They are so nosey and hungry!
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    Posted 08-17-2008 at 11:23 AM by JoshB JoshB is offline
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    Oh I do understand the woes you are facing. When we had chickens, I kept having all types of trouble and dh set a trap for whatever varmit was causing the trouble, sure enough next morning we had us a big fat coon complete with babes on it's belly. Sigh.
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    Posted 08-17-2008 at 05:56 PM by aiangel_writer aiangel_writer is offline
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    OMG, I love it!!! Quick, someone notify ILNC! This is her domain! You need "back up forces" with this one, and ILNC's your woman for "all things coon related!"

    I have to laugh, as I had/have a similiar problem. I came home from work one night, only to find an enormous racoon staring back at me. He was on my back porch, having managed to slip in through a tear in the screen, and was staring back at me as I stood at the sliding glass door which leads out onto the screened-in porch. The thing was HUGE. I'm talking "coon on steriods" as the thing had to have been at least 50 or 60 pounds. Little Misha (5 pound dog) damn near passed out upon sensing what was visiting on our back porch.

    Such is domesticated life in the suburbs of Boston!
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    Posted 08-18-2008 at 03:43 AM by june 7th june 7th is offline
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    Nope, keep ILNC away from my coons..I feel sorry for them. Everyone here wants to set traps, so they can train their dogs..Or they just wanna kill them..I'm gonna get them some dog food and feed them behind the shed, away from the house..
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    Posted 08-18-2008 at 06:00 AM by Miss Blue Miss Blue is offline
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    Don't worry blue, your coons are safe from me
    I could never eat one that I've seen But if for any reason they end up in "coon heaven" just remember, barbecued is best
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    Posted 08-18-2008 at 10:54 AM by I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA is online now
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    you guys are simply cracking me up down here. I can just see blue leading a line of coons along a well beaten path to the back shed saying, "Come on you guys, it's din din time."

    And I can see ILNC looking out for road kill, but almost wrecking to avoid a real live coon!

    And dear Junie, I would have given my right ear to have seen that! Poor Misha and poor Junie. Where is a good Montanaguy when ya need 'em? LOL..
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    Posted 08-18-2008 at 11:11 PM by aiangel_writer aiangel_writer is offline
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    There was a time in NH when coons and foxes were carrying rabies. Almost decimated the entire coon population over the course of a couple of years.

    The problem with your plan blue is that by feeding them behind the shed....the population will grow...animal fertility and #'s of births....is in direct ratio to available food supply....the more you feed em....the more there will be....eventually they will have to come back to the mother load on the porch.

    But I couldnt trap or kill them either.
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    Posted 09-17-2008 at 04:26 AM by elston elston is offline
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    Awww.. I love coons! I even live on "Raccoon Branch", though in nearly four years I've only ever seen one raccoon down here. lol I got ripped off. Can I come borrow your coons, blue?
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    Posted 09-24-2008 at 07:27 AM by Spotted1 Spotted1 is offline
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    Hi Spotted..We have"Raccoon Creek" just down the road a bit, maybe they don't feed them over there.
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    Posted 09-24-2008 at 07:54 AM by Miss Blue Miss Blue is offline
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    Great picture, blue! Thanks for sharing! Enjoying your blog! God bless.
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    Posted 09-28-2008 at 07:36 PM by ShanaBrown ShanaBrown is offline
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    Wow, what a lot of critters you get out there...
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    Posted 09-28-2008 at 09:09 PM by emeraldsky emeraldsky is offline
 

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