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     Where is TnRiver46 when you need him? I know......sitting up on Rocky Top, savoring the Citrus Bowl victory!

Well, if you look past Pepe LaPew, you will see a burrow excavated under my garage concrete. A Groundhog has dug an extensive burrow way under the concrete, and has gone to sleep for the winter. Meanwhile Pepe has been using the burrow for his sanctuary during the day, and raiding the chicken coop at night. When my daughter locks the chickens up for the night, Pepe is often seen sitting in the middle of the feeder, stuffing himself with feed after digging a hole under the wall. All the swear words and insults available wouldn't get him to leave. so ..........had to trap the critter. I gently approached with an old horse blanket, laid it softly over the cage, and lifted him up to the back of the truck. As of this morning, Pepe lives several miles away. This morning made me appreciate TnRiver46 all the more. This is NOT for the faint-of-heart!

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I love the smell of skunk in the morning……..

 

no actually I don’t, it burns the eyes  😂 

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Way to go, Bob. How did you release him and what did the skunk do when you released him?

 

A few summers back, I trapped and released 33 red squirrels, one at a time. They'd be bonkers on the drive to the woods, throwing themselves against the cage, but when we reached the release point and I'd open the door, many would refuse to leave the cage. 

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8 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

Way to go, Bob. How did you release him and what did the skunk do when you released him?

 

A few summers back, I trapped and released 33 red squirrels, one at a time. They'd be bonkers on the drive to the woods, throwing themselves against the cage, but when we reached the release point and I'd open the door, many would refuse to leave the cage. 

I propped the trap door open with a stick, gently pulled back the horse blanket half way. And got into a sprinters stance! Pepe just ran out the door and into the woods. I cramped up and pulled a hammy straitening out of the stance  😁

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Years ago we had a moma and 4 baby skunks living under our bathtub.  The shed for our washer dryer was attached to the house and the plumbing was there also.  We thought they were cute and gave them a wide berth until one of our son's buddies came over with his dog.  It was during the summer in So Cal with only a window A/C.  It was bad.  Now about the raccoon that came in the cat door, ate the cat food and one day got so full it had a hard time getting out.  Never saw it again either.  We lived in the city. 

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34 minutes ago, Blue Raider Bob said:

I cramped up and pulled a hammy straitening out of the stance  😁

 

You know how people write LOL even then they didn't. Well, I actually did laugh out loud!

 

8 minutes ago, Alex from GA said:

Now about the raccoon that came in the cat door, ate the cat food and one day got so full it had a hard time getting out. 

 

Another laugh our loud story!

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14 minutes ago, Alex from GA said:

Now about the raccoon that came in the cat door, ate the cat food and one day got so full it had a hard time getting out. 

 

That's why I don't do dog or cat doors.  They double as raccoon doors.

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I once trapped 19 raccoons at a cat door. Never could convince the guy to eliminate the door, he said the feral cat he befriended like its freedom…..

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I’ll share a secret my trapper grandfather taught me.  If you toss the cage in the pond for a few minutes before you remove them, it makes the removal process much easier. 🤫

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