Racoons are so CUTE when little...

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Racoons are so CUTE when little...
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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 12:58pm

we had two babies in out back garden yesterday, around 1 PM. Kind of worrying that they were out, no sign of Mama, in the middle of the day. Wondering if perhaps they lost their mother.

And last night we had  tornado warnings (circulation was sighted on radar above county park just up the road from us! AAACK) and a LOT of wind adn rain --- sure hope those babies found a safe dry spot to ride it out.



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Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 5:13pm

I'm the same way when I see baby animals....or any animals for that matter.  I'm always worried about them in bad weather even though, of course, I know that they are "wildlife".  Right now it's pouring and really windy...we had heard that a line of thunderstorms were going to hit this afternoon and, for once,they were right....LOL....

Laura
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:50pm

In general I find small/baby furry creatures cute, some cute as adults too....until they start doing uncute things! Like the cute bushy tailed squirrel that has found my blueberry bushes and stripped one of all its fruit. I got bird netting on the other bush, hopefully its at least a deterrent if not protection. The @#$% squirrel got a lot of the peaches last month so I am not happy with it.

I guess that raccoons have no interest in daylilies or hostas or your dh would have run them out of the yard LOL. Has your weather improved?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 06-16-2013 - 11:49am

He'd like them to leave anyway as they are murder on the bird feeders. And I wouldn't want them to find my mini-garden although I suspect squirrels are more likely to nibble on the tomatoes (which is why we get volunteer tomato plants in the front yard among the lilies sometimes... they carry the smaller ones off and bury them! LOL One year, these "volunteers" were my beast bearing plants!) than racoons. But one never knows.

His biggest nemesis right now is a resident ground hog that has develped a liking for flowers ---  an old-fashioned lily was decapitated this week and a hanging basket was "trimmed" of lowers where said "hog" could reach. If hostas or daylilies start getting nibbled on, I suspect that groundhog will be toast. As it is, he has dug this horrendously big hole in the side of the "hlil" where the garden slopes down to the lake...

As for the weather --- hot, muggy and rain showers. That storm that Wednesday night was bad though --- tornatdoes spotted all around and while they were baby tornatdoes (E0s), they did wipe out a few barns and damage a home or two... Since when is OHIO in tonroado alley, I ask you?



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Registered: 11-21-2001
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 1:11pm

We had a really bad 5-minute storm on Thursday about 5 p.m. - and didn't get power back until Friday at 7 p.m.  Very annoying....we have well water so when the power is out..."everything" is out.  Not optimal when trying to run a business and can only do sponge baths with jugs of water.

I never knew that tomato plants could "volunteer".  I noticed one in my garden last week and was really surprised.  I only planted a couple of tomato plants and one pepper plant, along with some herbs.  Thnakfully the squirrels haven't bothered the garden over the years...but there's always a first time....

Laura