By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 at 7:10 am in Raccoons.
Did you wake up this morning and find your back lawn had been removed?
Are you having trouble getting along with your raccoon neighbors because they’re tearing big holes in your lawn as they search for tasty earthworms … or tossing all your lawn furniture in your swimming pool … or entering your house through the cat door and going through your kitchen cabinets looking for breakfast cereals and other tasty things to eat?
Living in the urban and suburban wilderness isn’t always easy. To help you deal with some of Life’s furry little surprises, I’ve put together a 7-page “Raccoon Fact Sheet” that’s filled with handy and humane tips for dealing with these 4-legged bandits. We ARE smarter than they are, you know. (I think.)
If you’d like me to e-mail you an electronic copy of my “Raccoon Fact Sheet,” please click on “Comments” at the bottom of this entry and leave your name and e-mail address. If you’d prefer to communicate with me directly, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
It would also help if you can also leave me a brief description of your raccoon problem in case it isn’t covered in my fact sheet, so I can send you a “custom” response.
If you’ve come up with your own humane and hopefully friendly way of dealing with these beautiful creatures, please let me know so I can add it to my collection the next time I update my fact sheet.
You never know what will work with these intelligent and clever animals and it’s best to have a lot of ideas in your wild bag of tricks.
** Before you leave, did you know: According to a BizRate Research survey conducted in 2005, 56 percent of female pet owners surveyed said their pets are more affectionate than their romantic partners.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we spent an estimated $41 BILLION on our pets last year.