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By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at 12:28 pm in Raccoons, Wildlife.

Hi Gary: I thought it was skunks tearing up my lawn. A family of raccoons came by every night to get left-over bird food and they also managed to get the tuna set inside the skunk trap (from the city) without setting off the trap. I kept thinking it was skunks digging for grubs and made sure there were no gaps under the fence for entry. So, it must be the raccoons — they perch on the neighbors roof every night — scaring them hasn’t worked, the traps haven’t worked — hopefully, you can! (Francie Lassiter, Norman, Oklahoma)

Francie: Checkout my Raccoon Fact Sheet (attached) and see if you can find something to help you resolve your problem. I explain what’s going on with the raccoons, and then my fact sheet contains a whole bunch of ideas for dealing with the raccoons. There’s no one magic solution. Each situation is slightly different. These ideas in my fact sheet have worked well for a lot of other people. Good luck. Please let me know what works for you.

Are you really in Norman, Oklahoma? I was born in Cushing, Okla. I lived in Agra, Guthrie, Cherokee, and in Coffeeville, Kansas when I was a kid. Small world. (Gary, Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Hi Gary: Thanks for responding so fast! Yes, I’m in Norman, east side of town and close enough to see the lights at the OU stadium,  and if the wind is heavy, we can hear the announcements, the band, etc. I’ve been here for 10 years, transplanted by marriage from Laguna Niguel, CA. It was like moving to a foreign country but I’m getting the hang of it. I’m "fixin" to make a cup of coffee to enjoy with your fact sheet. (Francie, Norman, Okla.)

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