Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trapping Garden Creatures

After a long break during the heat of the summer to have a some fun with the little monster, we are back with tons of new stories and pictures.  First and foremost, he would like everyone to know that one of his dreams came true. He went for another horse ride.  He is still talking about it and all he would talk about at school when it was his turn to share what happened over summer break. 

The first thing he would like for me to write about is his little adventure with a few creatures that stalked the large trash can that holds the fish food.  Every night they would break in and eat the food, make a mess then leave without a trace.  The poor garden was tortured all summer a pack of these hungry things.  On top of that, you would think we had a bunny farm out back. (Which was what the trap was intended to catch as well.)

The little guy found a trap, set it up with a little peanut butter one night.  It worked. He caught a shy little guy.  He was relocated miles away to a very secluded wooded area where we have pictures of them thriving and growing to massive sizes.

Next, he caught "scrappy".  This feisty little guy wanted to eat the dog and break free from the cage as soon as he could.  He barked and growled more than the dog, which is very unusual since my dog tries to kill everything moving.  We left the dog at home for this relocation too. 

My son thinks he will see them again and is very hopeful.  He probably will this fall, but I am happy they are gone. They can eat up a lot of food in one night. Our game camera is set up close to the release site.  Maybe we will have a few pictures next week.  For now we are in full back to school mode.  Things are a lot smoother this year so far and he actually having fun!

Here is a video of one of the released and angry animals.


  1. Hope the coons are happy in their new home!

  2. I think they will be. I will have an update in a few weeks. We set the game cam up so the little monster would know they were ok in their new home.

  3. Lovely raccoons :-). Tell him that we really enjoyed seeing his video and hearing his adventures with animals :-).

    1. Thank you! He caught a neighbors house cat one night.... That was entertaining.