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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Not A Child's Muddy Handprints

The raccoons that dog my attempts to grow plants in my stream have discovered the Folly in the front garden, with its fountain.

And its formerly clean off-white chaise.




Maybe, like children and Santa, I should leave them cookies and milk, or coffee and a book, to keep them entertained at night.


19 comments:

  1. I have racoon issues here too, though they don't seen to do anything much in the way of digging around ...I have however had one stroll into the house from time to time, so now I have to close the door in the evening. You are brave for putting white upholstery in your garden ! I wouldn't dare !

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  2. There are a coulple of those prints on the wall in your basement, I would love to know the story behind that visit.

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  3. Oh no, they always make such a mess. The folly is looking good otherwise.

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  4. Get a big Hav a Hart trap. Nasty raccoons. They harbor helminths and even sometimes have rabies. I've never caught a raccoon, but I've trapped a possum and dozens of armadillos.

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  5. those look like a good sized raccoon. They can be such pests. They get in my pond and get a fish from time to time.

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  6. Have you considered motion detection sprinklers?

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  7. On your furniture - how dare they! You've read my exclamations over their transgressions in my garden so you know how I feel about them. They do love water - and grubs.

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  8. Who can blame them! If I was nearby I might sneak in to enjoy some time on the couch!

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  9. Little buggers. We had last year. I'm afraid to say we live trapped him and took him to someone elses bird feeder.

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  10. You do have a lovley little area to relax - tell me if you ring that gong does someone bring you tea? Gosh I hope the raccoons dont do any damage, is there a scent you can spray on there that they dont like?

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  11. Goodness I' ve never even seen a racoon, except on a coat. Fancy having them lounging around in your garden. But who can blame them? It looks so inviting.

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  12. Naughty raccoons! Love your seating area though, I'd want to take a rest there too.

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  13. Oh, boy. Raccoons are not my favorite. They are very, very intelligent and seem to delight in making a mess of things. And your garden is FAR too pretty a place to have them roughhousing in. I hope the ruffians move on. SOON!

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  14. They're so cute to look at and so naughty! I don't see them any more like I used to just the messes they make. GRRR!

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  15. They discovered my pond the other night. I came out to find my pump not pumping. It was clogged with muck. Cleaning it was long overdue so I guess the coons were just trying to get me motivated. They're such rascals.

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