Well, as if last week was not enough with the raccoon IN the chicken coup......
I think the Lord is telling me "jaimi, GET A GUN!"
Yesterday morning I thought I heard some rustling just outside our back door at 5:30 am. Then I heard the door close. I assumed that someone was just letting the dog out. But the noise continued... I looked out the window, but saw nothing.
When Eric awoke, I informed him that I suspected that there was a raccoon in our trash can. He went out and looked. Nope! It was TWO OPOSSUMS!
We "took care of them"... without a gun, or a pitch fork as many at church suggested.
Then. yesterday evening. Scott went out to pick up the cat food for the night. There were TWO RACCOONS!
Side note: poor Scott! He has discovered all 3 raccoons up close and personal.
We called our neighbors down the road. They came over with a .22 rifle and "took care of them."
Side note #2: When I told my mom about the first raccoon. She reminded me of the little raccoons that would come in our yard and we would feed them grapes. Yep, they would walk right up to us and we would hand them grapes. She said they were so cute. Um, NO! Raccoons do not equal cute in my book.
OK. processing.... FOUR pest/nuisance animals in ONE day. I got the message. I will buy the appropriate gun.
Side note #3: When Eric and I were contemplating guns. We did not feel the need to have them. We were contemplating them for protection, especially in mass disaster. It did not occur to us that we would need to "take care of" the pest animals.
A nice man at church even told me how to catch snakes with golf balls!
The things I never knew I would need to learn about.
We have tried to minimize attracting pest animals to our home. But once they stumble upon us, they become relentless. We will continue to take better measures to avoid luring them in.