Friday, June 10, 2011

Three Down!

The word must be out. "Come to the Burtis', they are serving peanut butter, banana and marshmellows"! I need another trap as there seems to be an endless supply of these guys. Caught this one in the barn again but they are still trying the hen house. After locking up the hens I put a board with a cement block in front of it against the door and the board was off again this morning. The image that I see of these coons is just like in the movie, The Great Outdoors with John Candy. The racoons raid the garbage cans every night and they think it is funny everything the humans do to discourage them. When I came back in the house this morning I asked LaVern if I needed to pick up some more short shot when I was in town today. He just grinned and shook his head. I have been fortunate that I haven't had the cat in the trap yet! (or maybe a skunk!) hmmm I maybe should read up on this trap and be sure this is the kind that a skunk can't get their tail up to spray. That could be important knowledge down the road!


johnnyb said...

Carolyn--You have missed your calling! When are the coon-skin hats coming out!

Anonymous said...

Carolyn, I went down the same road a few years ago with coons and ended up catching 11 or 12 before I caught a few skunks. My racoons liked the sunflowers seeds in the bird feeders. I shot the skunks from a safe distance right in the trap.


Carolyn said...

11 or 12!!! Oh boy! Got to buy some more peanut butter!!