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Back Porch Invasion..part 2

Posted 08-22-2008 at 07:15 AM by Miss Blue
Updated 08-22-2008 at 05:58 PM by Miss Blue

I have become attached to my raccoons..Early yesterday morning when I came to the kitchen and turned the light on, there sat two big raccoons with a very young one between them..They just stared at me and followed every move I made..One actually stood up and seemed to beg.

Hubby and neighbor are concerned about the damage they can cause to peoples gardens and that someone may decide to kill them..My neighbor is an animal lover and actually sells "critter caskets" in his furniture store.. The two of them talked me into allowing them to set a trap to catch the raccoons and release them on the neighbors farm..He trapped two fox not long ago and released them on his farm also..

This morning one of the adults sits there in the cage looking at me very sadly and begging to be set free (sob,sob)..I dropped some dogfood in the cage and called the neighbor..He gently patted me on the shoulder like I was a child and said my coons deserve to be in the wild, away from people who would eventually harm them..I know that..but still

I imagine the other adult and the youngsrer will be caught this weekend..I will miss them..

Did I tell you guys that I saw a young blackbear a couple weeks ago up the mountain behind our house..He was standing upright lookin right at me..Hmmm, I have some honey in the cupboard and some stale donuts in the breadbox
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  1. Old Comment
    Now don't tell ILNC this, (you know how her culinary, gourmet side is) but this blog damn near brought tears to June's eyes... She sat here at work thinking "Couldn't they just catch the whole coon family, so the babies won't get separated, and everyone can live happily ever after?"

    --And to think the state of Massachusetts actually lets me practice psychotherapy.

    Take gentle coon care, Blue!
    Posted 08-22-2008 at 02:15 PM by june 7th june 7th is offline
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    Love the blog blue!

    My brother and I had two foxes that lived nearby... We use to bring them tablescraps and the whole nine yards.. They loved it... I sure miss them little buggers, I haven't seen em since last winter.
    Posted 08-22-2008 at 02:26 PM by JoshB JoshB is offline
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    oh blue, I feel so sad right along with you and junie. Heck, I wish they could have gotten the whole family as well. Now they will be separated and how is the mommie going to explain to the little ones that no, daddy didn't do anything wrong, he was just locked up by accident but they will all be together shortly...awweewwww...swipes tears off cheeks...
    Posted 08-22-2008 at 03:10 PM by aiangel_writer aiangel_writer is offline
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    We get coons, rabbits and possums. We used to get coyotes and deer, but it's too built up now.

    We were getting ready for sleep a few weeks ago and heard the darndest sound. Of course I had to get up and investigate.

    I went down to the kitchen and turned on the outside light. Opened all the windows shades and looked around. Saw two shiny eyes and a big furry head watching me from the edge of the roof. The noise was the raccoon jumping from our Ash tree to the roof.

    Had to be mom or dad, it was big!

    The only critters I trap and move are rabbits. They eat my hostas and that is a no-no.
    Posted 08-22-2008 at 07:01 PM by Tek_Freek Tek_Freek is offline
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    oh blue, I have always dreamed of seeing a black bear in North Carolina!!! from a distance of course!
    Posted 08-24-2008 at 08:46 PM by I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA I LOVE NORTH CAROLINA is online now
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    We had several raccoons as pets growing up. One we took to the vet and had it get rabies shots. It was our dog's best friend. They would romp around and then take a nap together. We lived out in the country at the time. I'm on the edge of town now and have a family of raccoons under my lower deck. If I don't take the bird seed in they empty the feeder. I enjoy being around nature.
    Posted 08-30-2008 at 06:16 AM by driftwoodpoint driftwoodpoint is offline
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    Blue ,
    Don't feed that bear you could get hurt!
    We were up in the mountains near Cherokee and a lady was feeding one out the window of her car, it put it's paws on the half rolled up glass and pulled it down the rest of the way and climbed in the car.
    Posted 09-10-2008 at 09:03 PM by thefer thefer is offline

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