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Re: 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 
>>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?
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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