That Didn’t Take Long

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Coon2We caught our intruder.  He’s pretty cute.  After much debate, we decided to take him for a ride to the farthest part of our property, down by our stream.  We really wanted to take him further but it’s illegal in Virginia to make your nuisance animal problem someone else’s.   He reached out through the cage at me when I moved him to the Mule, which kind of freaked me out.  We rigged the release mechanism with a rope and stood on the back of the Mule in case he came out hostile.  He started up a tree at first, thought better about it, then swam away.  Who knew raccoons were such good swimmers?  We’re going to put the chicken food in a metal can overnight, at least until the barn gets better sealed.  There is always some large annoying project to do on the farm.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. HSG
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:07:40

    Glad he left quietly. They are pretty cute aren’t they?

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  2. Jennifer
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 23:53:14

    Oh – glad he got a reprieve! When we used to rehab baby racoons we brought them out to public land (Nat’l Forest) to release them. Nothing like that nearby?

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  3. Tracy
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:33:31

    He’s not too fat! I’m not surprised he was looking for an easy meal in your barn. Cute little guy.

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