dlh wrote:Raccoons are a big problem on our rural property. They tear up hummingbird feeders, carry rabies, and eat baby birds in their nests and bird eggs.
Here is a link to a highly effective solution. Sprinkle some deer corn around the trap trigger and you are "in bidness."
http://www.livetrap.com/index.php?dispa ... t_id=30251
And another link to a highly effective live-trap that I have used:
http://piedpipertraps.com/index.php?mai ... iews_id=21
We noticed one afternoon that "someone" had pointed one of our security cameras on the house toward the brick rather than the sidewalk where we had pointed it. We reviewed the cameras several times. We figured out exactly when the camera pointed downward and over, but never saw the hand that moved it. We wondered how they did this without getting into the camera's view.
After looking at our other cameras during the same time frame, we discoverd that a raccoon had gotten on our roof and used our camera as a step to get onto the fence and get to the sidewalk in order to make his/her way to a yummy trash can that awaited the early morning trash service. Never got in the trash can; I'm guessing the diaper scent repelled it. But it did sort of give us a laugh that we were expecting the wayward, two-legged variety rather than the furry, masked creature.