Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Resident Terrorist


This is the raccoon that has been terrorizing our trash cans, along with a couple of his squirrel posse, that have been driving my husband crazy. They tip over our trash cans, and have eaten through the lids to get to the goods below. You'd think the dirty diapers would sway these pesky animals, no so much. They are determined and persistent. We went out, bought new trash cans with locking lids  and some Critter Ridder from Home Depot.  My husband has been telling me of this big raccoon his has seen digging in our trash at nights but I had'd caught  a glimpse him. Until a couple nights ago, when my husband shined the flash light up at the trees and explained, "Here's are little friend." 
He doesn't look so little to me. That raccoon better watch out, or this next picture will be of my husband up in that tree, desperate and on the look out, waiting to take revenge out on our resident terrorist.






31 comments:

  1. They ate through the trash can lids?! Wow.

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  2. oh my goodness! Sorry your having to deal with that but what a lucky capture!

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  3. lol...when those guys get into screaming matches, they do sound like terrorists. :)

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  4. Be careful they can be vicious creatures. We lived in an area where they were prevalent and used to come and steal our cat food and killed our pet ducks and bunny. When we'd go out and try to chase them off they would bare their teeth and growl. One night kitty and I sat in wait for them with the lights off. It couldn't see in through the sliding glass door but we could see out perfectly. I just inched the door open wide enough for a baseball bat and sat very still and when it came close enough bopped it one. I waited until about 15 min until it came back and bopped it again. Kitty went out to investigate. Another 15 minutes later it crept back and when I bopped it black kitty suddenly came flying through the night air screeching right towards it. It got so freaked out that it never returned.

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  5. but he is so cute in that first one! lol

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  6. sorry to hear that you're having trouble keeping raccoons out of your garden.

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  7. just like over the hedge! i've never seen a picture of a racoon in a domestic setting before. i guess he's not as cute as he looks huh...

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  8. Oh my, but they sure are cute!! lol

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  9. They are mean little critters too so be careful. They are pesky. I can see why you want rid of them. Hope the new cans work.

    Have a terrific WW. :)

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  10. Yikes! He looks creepy! We have a random raccoon that likes to hang out in our backyard when it gets cold outside. I think he might live in one of our trees!

    Thanks for the linky!

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  11. Um, yeah, I wouldn't call him little. I hope he stays away!!!

    Thanks for the linky. Have a great WW!

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  12. Ooh great catching him on film! What a stinker!

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  13. Dude, I feel your pain lol...we had a racoon BREAK IN TO our cottage over the summer...while we were there! Scared the crap out of me at 3am, I was sure it was Jason crawled out of the lake with an ax, coming to get me & my kids! It's amazing what these critters are capable of!

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  14. Oh my gosh, he looks huge! Those are scary creatures!

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  15. Oh, man, we get so many raccoons around here, usually whole families at a time. My stupid cat always thinks they're intriguing and wants to join their gang. I keep trying to tell her they're huge and could eat her in one gulp.

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  16. You're right, he doesn't look small at all, and I bet he is vicious close up, even if he does look kinda cuddly!

    Happy WW :)

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  17. Looks so cute, but alas it is vermin and needs to be taught a lesson not to come back again in a hurry!

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  18. Bad creatures but great shots!
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  19. Way to capture it!! Sorry that it's been dumping out your trash....

    Have a great Wednesday.

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  20. Great picture! I think relatives of your terrorist have come to visit me! We tried moth balls, they don't seem to like them! Opossums, too, PITA :)

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  21. What a pain it must be for you.

    Great shots though and thanks for sharing :-)

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  22. I've always thought they were cute until I saw one in person with their sharp looking teeth, scary!

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  23. Forgot to do a wordless wednesday today.....but thanks for fanning my fanpage from surfin saturday. Sorry it has taken me forever to return the favor. Hope you are having a great week!


    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

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  24. I love that, fall is by far my favorite season.

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  25. When George goes up that tree after the raccoon,
    pleae take a picture! This has got to be the best one yet! I can get to post it at school

    Love,
    Mom

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  26. eek! Those eyes are sooo creepy. We have one that frequents our recycling bin - he's so sneaky, but he doesn't scamper when he's spotted. He sort of slinks away, which grosses me out even more!

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