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RE: War Zone

OK, laughed out loud at that one Jim. Don't let Jesse read that

I wonder if raccoon scat and armadillo scat look similar. Maybe your
pest-catcher-killer guy is mistaken. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/29/2005 5:55:24 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] War Zone
> We have become beset by a raccoon. It [sex unknown] has been marauding 
> our back patio for a few weeks now, ripping up nearly every newly 
> potted plant. It leaves alone those plants that have been potted long 
> enough for the soil to firm up, but if the soil is somewhat loose, it 
> tears it up. Ms Fatma spent a good part of yesterday repotting some 
> cacti, a Madagascar palm, and other miscellaneous stuff--only to find 
> them overturned, ripped out, and soil scattered everywhere this 
> morning. Like a child had a tantrum.
> Pest-catcher-killer guy has just left. He scoured the yard and found 
> raccoon scat [that's how we ID'd the creature], and is coming back 
> tomorrow with a trap. I suppose it will be one of those have-a-heart 
> traps, which is okay as long as once the raccoon is inside, he throws 
> it in a lake.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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