gotcha2Look what I found in the chicken house this morning!  We’ve been removing the chicken feeder at night and putting chicken food into the live trap.  See the boards laying around it?  Those were used to ‘disguise’ the trap.  I guess it kicked up a fuss when it was captured.  Too bad we didn’t have our stealth camera set up, I’d love to have seen a little video of that.  Is our problem over?  Hard to tell.  As my friend Helen says,’How do you know you’ve got the right one… he’s wearing a mask!’  Now what to do with him?  It’s illegal in Virginia to relocate them.  I have a call into a girlfriend who is a beginner taxidermist.  Hopefully she wants it.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 15:36:12

    It’s illegal to relocate them? That is so weird and…who’s going to know? Just drive him a couple miles away and open the cage – hopefully it’s not a “she” with a family. I’ve had some terrible times with raccoons – they have almost no fear.
    Hope his buddies don’t show up!!


  2. Wulf
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 18:58:08

    You’re allowed to kill racoons but not relocate them? It sort of makes the live trap unnecessary, doesn’t it?


  3. Connie
    Mar 28, 2013 @ 19:09:36

    I think it’s the same with all nuisance animals. You’re not allowed to pass your problems on to your neighbors.


  4. HSG
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 08:17:54

    He is pretty good size, too. Nuisance animals really create their own set of issues on farms.


    • Connie
      Mar 29, 2013 @ 08:42:05

      They do! We lost a hen around the same time this one started infiltrating the hen house. I’m not 100% sure this raccoon was responsible, but chances are it was.


  5. Tracy
    Mar 29, 2013 @ 21:36:58

    Dawww, he’s so fat and fluffy. I always thought raccoons were cool. Except that one time one threw corn at me from a tree top.


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