A FEW PHOTOS FROM DEER PARK LODGE OVERLOOKING LAKE HURON THIS AFTERNOON
STILL ICE OUT ON LAKE HURON
Had us another beautiful Spring day & I took the opportunity to begin cleaning up one of our winter storage sheds that a Racoon had obviously got into & kinda trashed while we were away this winter. It was maybe the same Racoon that in turn got into our neighbor Monica’s house while she was in Florida for 6 months & caused some damage to the ceiling above her bedroom.
<<< BIT OF A MESS IN OUR WOOD SHED
Monica has been home now for a few days but had to share her house with the Racoon in her ceiling until today. A live trap was set by Ken the Park’s owner & this morning by golly there was a Racoon in it lured there of course my Monica’s tasty peanut butter & marshmallow snacks inside. Monica couldn’t get a hold of Ken to take the Racoon away so Kelly & I without the Pheebs for obvious reasons went over & loaded up the cage with the rascally little Coon inside. With our furry cargo in the back of the Jeep & Kelly nervously in the passenger seat we drove him/her out to a nice heavily wooded conservation area with a creek running through it. Speaking softly I wished the little fellow well & when I opened the trap the Coon took off like a bullet. I watched it scramble down a a slight embankment & then stop by a large tree & turn around to look back. Thought I saw a little paw come up in a wave which I interpreted as as a ‘thank you’. With that the little fellow turned & disappeared into the forest. It was a good feeling inside to know we had been in a position to give this Racoon a second chance at life in a natural setting where it was truly meant to be. Live long & prosper little one…………………….
AND THERE GOES ROCKY RACOON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A preacher prepared for Sunday morning service, but only one person, a farmer, was there. He asked the farmer, "What do you think we should do?"
The farmer replied with a drawl, "Well, if only one cow came into the barn, I'd feed it."
So the preacher mounted the pulpit and began to preach ... and preach ... and preach. After about two hours, he concluded. Then he stepped down and said to the farmer, "So, what did you think?" The farmer replied, "Well, if only one cow came into the barn, I certainly wouldn't try to feed it all the hay."
kudos to you sir!!!! very humane :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for doing the right thing by that racoon.ReplyDelete
Poor Fella, just enjoying some digs while the folks were out of town. Hope he/she finds a nice place to live!ReplyDelete
He will be back!!! He knows where the good stuff is.ReplyDelete
He was house sitting, but time for him to leave when the owners get home. Thanks for helping him out.ReplyDelete
Pheebs is going to wonder who the heck was riding in her Jeep! That coon will have great stories to tell 😀ReplyDelete
That was very kind of you to take him back to his natural environment. I don't blame Kelly for being nervous :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for that nice Raccoon story. I hope he has a good life.ReplyDelete
I have the same type of raccoon problem here, maybe Monica would be willing to share her recipe. My solution is not near as tasty as far as the coon is concerned. I promise to transport it some where far far away from here, without any harm to it.ReplyDelete
Those racoons are such rascals!! The last one I caught in our live trap was a big one. He wasn't happy to be riding in the back of the van on the way to his new home. To demonstrate his displeasure, he pulled a corner of one of the dog beds into the cage and chewed it up. And, then I had to prod him out once the trap was outside on the ground near the lake. He just wanted to make as much trouble for as long as he could, I think.ReplyDelete