Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Progress report 1

I've got that raccoon just where I want it.

Last night I set the trap right up against the barn on the path from the outside to the door.  It was baited with a full open can of "chicken shreds in gravy" cat food.  What raccoon doesn't like chicken shreds?  Then I turned off all the lights and waited.  Until I went to sleep.

This morning I discover this.  The trap is sprung, the cat food can is empty.  And nothing is in the trap.

Why?  Because I failed to check the safety latch.  It was safely on, so once the animal finished dining, it could simply push the flap back up and leave.

But the way I figure, I've got it in my sights now.  We're building trust.  The 'coon is thinking "what an idiot!  She puts out food but forgets to release the safety latch!  I can eat here every night!"  HA!

Wait until tonight!

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In sweeter news, look how big my now week-old babies are!

Lots of wing feathers coming in.  They are very active, inquisitive chicks.  I am quite pleased with them.  And the ducks?

 They're getting really tall!!!

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

oh no!

you'll get that sneaky coon.

Rose H (UK) said...

Racoon thinks....
Mmmm, I wonder what's on the menu tonight?
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My, they're certainly growing up - SO cute :o)