Critters

I knew the mess was from racoons

I knew the mess was from racoons–CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR LARGER VIEW.

Pretty much every time I go into the garden I see the holes dug by hungry big cute rodents. They’re turning over all that turf that I carefully dug and up-ended to “self-compost” under the wood chip mulch. And seemingly throwing around the edging bricks. They’re heavy!

But I didn't really thing about the entire family--clearly mum's been teaching them how to dig.

But I didn’t really think about the entire family–clearly mum’s been teaching them how to dig.

But with at least four of them, it does explain how they can make so much mess.

Following the path to the stairs to the deck.

Following the path to the stairs to the deck.

They know their way around the territory.

Tried to scare them away-- but we knew racoons--especially mummy racoons-- aren't really afraid of humans!

Tried to scare them away– but we knew racoons–especially mummy racoons– aren’t really afraid of humans!

Giving me “the glare”–you’d think I’d taught them!

Anyone else having the same problem? Anyone have any suggestions? I don’t want to do them any harm, just protect my labour investment.

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5 thoughts on “Critters

  1. CAYENNE POWDER !!!

    Go to the bulk section and buy lots! Sprinkle everywhere that you have seen them. This may only work until the next rain……….. Put some on the RAMP to the shed. Also sprinkle heavily around the shed OR where you think they may be living???

    [also check your spelling; “I didn’t really thing about the entire family” ].

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  2. When we laid turf in the backyard, Steve used tent pegs to hold down the edges after the raccoons started lifting the edges, looking for bugs.

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