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A raccoon did it, I believe

A hollowed-out watermelon

Of all the varmints around here, it’s now the raccoon, I think, that does the most harm. Before the fence was installed last year, it was the deer that did the most damage. But now, with most of the high-value stuff inside the fence, the deer can’t wipe me out. But the raccoons know all sorts of tricks.

I’m pretty sure it was a raccoon that killed my young chickens. Most of my watermelons have been destroyed (I had only a small crop of watermelons), and it appears to be raccoons’ work. Only raccoons, I think, would have the dexterity to open a watermelon and scoop out the goody. Luckily, I had harvested most of the corn, but the raccoons got the rest. They pulled the stalks to ground, then ripped the ears off the stalks.

I can certainly see why the old-timers had a zero-tolerance policy toward thievin’ varmints. I can’t let the raccoons get away with this next year. Maybe a bit of electric fence would teach them a lesson.

One Comment

  1. Quetal wrote:

    You go master of the farm – god, electrical now…. 🙂

    Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

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