They are interesting critters. They have great dexterity and they are smart. They are mostly nocturnal, but I've seen this group during the day quite a few times this summer. They reminded me that I really need to put out some water at ground level. I have a large pond not far from the house, but you have to go where the customers are.
Quaker Peppy (RIP my sweet pea), CAG Allie, dogs Wanda and Bonnie, feral kitties Cleo and Antoinette, mice Charlotte and Emily, née Jake and Elwood
Post by Sharyn and Mr P on Aug 11, 2015 21:21:49 GMT -5
I lived in an apt at one point and we had a whole family of racoons that visited the dumpster about the same time I took out the trash every nite. We see them all the time here on the east coast of the US. They are cute but we grow up with the warning to be cautious around them as a good many of them carry rabies.
When I walked out to the dumpster to throw my trash away, I always made a ton of noise so I would scare them away before I got near the dumpster. I could always hear them scurrying away, and as soon as I turned my back on the dumpster to walk back to my apt, I could hear them wander back over so they could explore what I just threw out.