The folks, Mom and her new kits, stop in at the dumpster buffet every year. I put an eight foot two by four and they eventually got out.
I know, I know. They can be pests, but they’re still one of my favorite animals, and quite a source of stories. People who don’t understand how intelligent they are, or how much dexterity those little paws possess, can be in for quite a surprise.
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They are very smart and figure a lot of ways to get to food. When I worked in downtown Springfield before leaving for my present job, there was a family that would walk by the store every day with their pet raccoon on a leash. Friendly little critter.
Cute little devils! 😉
Cut and mischievous although that description is only applied by us. For them it is just obtaining sustenance.
Darling little demons!
They are. Who could look into those dark brown eyes and see the sweet whiskers and not be charmed?
Without you adding the two-by-four would they not have been able to get out of the dumpster?
Nope. Maybe if the dumpster was full to overflowing but otherwise they could not. If we didn’t aid them and were not aware they were in there they would have been compacted and dumped in the landfill. I check daily to make sure they are not in the dumpster but the truck comes in the middle of the night sometimes and of course they are nocturnal so some may have been lost. We make sure the lids are down and the bar is across so the lids can’t be lifted but they are smart enough to figure out that the lids can slide sideways and create an opening.
Too funny. As much of a nuisance as they can be to some I can’t help but also enjoy seeing them.
We have had a couple get into the warehouse so that is a problem but no one has suggested doing anything to harm them. We did try a racoon-sized hav-a-hart trap but the critter managed to remove the food without getting caught. Eventually it moved on without causing any damage.
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