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Re: Skunks/raccoons


Thank God Robert wasn't standing there w/ a camcorder.  It had to have been hilarious to watch.
Nora knew exactly what she was doing, and as dedicated gardeners, we had to get that plant back!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 14 Jul 2003 14:24:28 -0500

>Yes...and I no sooner planted it back where it belonged...when she ran back 
>over and grabbed two more!!!!  Pam and I ran after her and got them...then I 
>had to put the plants UP.  She is like a 2 year old...you tell her no..and 
>she KNOWS what no means...and she wants it even more.  And she doesn't 
>forget either.
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>
>>From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
>>Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 13:14:47 -0500
>>
>>Well???  Did you catch him?
>>
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 11:51 am
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
>>
>> > Mind you - this is the same coon that stole a hens and chicks
>> > plant out
>> > of one of Jesse's pots on her back patio. Picture two grown women
>> > chasing this coon trying to get the plant from here. They're a lot
>> > faster than they look too! Thank God the kids were out riding horses
>> > that day or they'd have split a gut watching us!!
>> >
>> >
>> > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> > From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
>> > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > Date:  Mon, 14 Jul 2003 09:27:33 -0500
>> >
>> > >No, they won't starve.  They are survivors.  No, they are not
>> > real picky
>> > >about their diet.  And yes, if you feed them be prepared to have
>> > them hang
>> > >around.  We had two when I was a child...and they hung out in the
>> > barn.
>> > >They burrowed into the hay to sleep.  But they are very, very
>> > smart.  They
>> > >remember where you store food.  Those two coons would work
>> > together to get
>> > >in our house.  One would jump on the screen door and start
>> > swinging back and
>> > >forth really hard until it budged open, the other one would run
>> > inside.  The
>> > >first one jumped off the screen and the other coon pushed the
>> > door open for
>> > >him.  They found the marshmallows my mother had in the bottom
>> > drawer of the
>> > >kitchen and climbed up on the sink and started "washing" them in
>> > the sink
>> > >water.   Well, the marshmallows dissolved all over them and they
>> > made a mess
>> > >all over themselves trying to get it off.  What a mess to clean
>> > up!!  They
>> > >have a BIG sweet tooth.  If you really wanna see something funny,
>> > take your
>> > >empty peanut butter jar outside (don't clean out what's left in
>> > it) and lay
>> > >it on the ground.  They'll stick their head in there to lick it
>> > off and get
>> > >it stuck on their head....wandering around chattering till
>> > another coon
>> > >pulls it off.  I find them funny....and very amusing to watch.
>> > But after
>> > >they are a certain age...they stay OUTSIDE because they are very,
>> > very
>> > >destructive!!!  Our coon grew up with the dogs and when we let
>> > her out...she
>> > >runs over to hug on my Jack Russell...they grew up as babies
>> > together.  I
>> > >have pictures of them rolling on the floor fighting over a toy.
>> > They don't
>> > >fight fair either....my little dog was sweet to her..and she
>> > played dirty to
>> > >get her way.
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >Jesse Rene' Bell
>> > >Claremore, OK
>> > >Zone 6
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >>From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> > >>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > >>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
>> > >>Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 23:02:14 -0500
>> > >>
>> > >>So, Jessee,
>> > >>
>> > >> >...Raccoons are scavengers and junk-food junkies....
>> > >>You're saying they have no particular diet they should stick to?
>> > >>
>> > >> > ... As a licensed rehaber I can
>> > >> > tell you that a momma and her babies will find food..even if
>> > it's
>> > >>bugs....
>> > >>You're saying they won't starve if I refuse to feed them?
>> > >>
>> > >> >...So, I will tell you that if you feed them,
>> > >> > be prepared to have them hang around for awhile....
>> > >>You're saying that it's ok to feed them, but I'll suffer the
>> > consequences?>>
>> > >>Is feeding them the wrong or right thing to do?
>> > >>
>> > >>Kitty
>> > >>
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>> > Pam Evans
>> > Kemp TX/zone 8A
>> >
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