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28 May 2015 @ 01:15 pm
Damn. It.  
The raccoon that keeps invading our back yard and trying to make off with the cat-food container has finally succeeded in getting the thing open.

This is the container we bought 15 years ago to foil ANOTHER raccoon, who gave up after ripping out the rubber ring under the hatch-locked lid.

Pesky little animals, with their persistent and clever little hands!

This means war. And padlocks. *Grrrrrr*

Peterpeterb on May 28th, 2015 08:20 pm (UTC)
Racoons always seem like harmless cute little chaps to me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
They are extremely cute, but full of mischief and real pests when it comes to getting into garbage cans or things like pet food. They can be hard to foil-- much too clever for the usual methods!
mcsassypantsmcsassypants on May 28th, 2015 08:22 pm (UTC)
Damn raccoons. I still haven't forgiven them for having to pull one off my dog last fall.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2015 08:31 pm (UTC)
Eek. That's where you have to be grateful that pets have regular rabies vaccines, because you just never know.

Our cat is outside at night, probably cowering in the garage while the raccoon tries to make off with her food. :O
mcsassypantsmcsassypants on May 28th, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oh so very grateful for that rabies vaccine. And truth be told, it wasn't all the raccoon's fault. Sally got between it and its escape route and well. She's a tenacious thing.

Good luck with the raccoon proofing!
swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on May 29th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
Eep. Annoying.

On the other hand, impressive raccoon.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 29th, 2015 05:35 pm (UTC)
My husband barricaded the food container behind a really heavy container of cat litter, and the thing still was not deterred.

Clearly, it's strong as well as good with its little paws.

I'd hate to see it in person. We spotted some raccoons at Yosemite years ago that had to be 30-pounders. They were larger than many dogs. :O
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on May 30th, 2015 04:58 am (UTC)
"nature is evil" -- hahahahaha

this is one of the things you retrieve when you Google image "raccoons are assholes":
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on May 30th, 2015 05:19 am (UTC)
I'll bet that is EXACTLY what that little monster looks like, too!