Sunday, April 18, 2010

Burglary .....

So I get this call earlier today from Mom. She was a bit on the frantic side. She came face to face with a thief while she was working in the shop this afternoon... He was wearing the cutest little mask and is apparently quite hungry.

I stopped by the local Tractor Supply and picked up a catch and release trap, zipped by the gas station for a package of 'Honey Buns' and was greeted by the cutest little masked robber.

About the time I had set the trap, my Dad and Grandfather showed up and this is where the real fun Dad found the light bulb stick, you know, those long sticks with a suction cup on the end? Well, he would fill the cup up with chicken salad and the hungry little raccoon would grab it and eat the chicken salad then wait for Dad to refill it An hour later, the little guy was back in his hide-y-hole in the wall taking a nap with a full belly!

Now, 3 hours later, I went back to check the trap and it was as clean as a whistle with out a Honey Bun in sight. And, sans our little raccoon with the trap door wide open! The side of the trap was a little bent causing the door to catch on it and failing to drop as it is suppose I think I have it fixed up and have reset it with a bit more of the Honey Bun. Keep your fingers crossed that this time it will catch our little furry friend so I can let him go in more 'Raccoon Friendly Zone' ;)

Here are a few more pictures of our little furry robber friend. Hopefully in a little while, I will have pictures of a trapped raccoon to show you!

Napping with a full belly of chicken salad.

Rudely woken from his after dinner nap!


~Tonia~ said...

Sounds like he is in a pretty good raccoon friendly zone. Chicken salad and honey buns, what more could a raccoon ask for? ;)

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LunabudKnits said...

Yep, it doesn't get much better than Honey Buns and Chicky Just got back from checking the trap which was once again empty. Switched out to a smaller trap as I think the little burglar doesn't weigh enough to trip the door on the big trap! Keeping my fingers crossed that he's caught in the Little fellow sure does like his Honey Buns!

Delighted Hands said...

He looks so cute and innocent!

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)