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Re: Skunks/raccoons


> They work out a "list" of places they have found food and just make
> the rounds each night until any one spot comes up empty enough to
> make it not worth their while to go there.

Oh!  Like telemarketers?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons


> Not Jesse...me again:-)
>
> Kitty...
>
> Yes, Yes,Yes and you have to make up your own mind.  I don't believe
> there is a black and white right or wrong here.  Each person has to
> decide if they want the responsibility of feeding wildlife and be
> prepared to take that responsibility seriously, IMO.  Just like you
> have to decide if you want the responsibility of a cat or dog.
> Animals is animals:-)  However, with raccoons, if there is a food
> source at your place and they know it, they will keep you on their
> list of food possibilities and keep returning.  Either feed them or
> make sure there's nothing at all that they might want to eat:-)
>
> They work out a "list" of places they have found food and just make
> the rounds each night until any one spot comes up empty enough to
> make it not worth their while to go there.
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> ----------
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Skunks/raccoons
> > Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 12:02 AM
> >
> > 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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