have you ever caught an animal getting into your trash?

United States
March 8, 2009 4:48pm CST
a couple times when i went to take out the trash to our receptacle there was a racoon in the trash inside the receptacle. it was startling to me especially because it was at night. another time there was a dog standing on it's hind legs looking into the trash receptacle.has this ever happened to you?
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
8 Mar 09
That used to happen to me all the time at work, I'd go outside a building to get the outside trashcan and there would be a squirrel in it. Crazy animals would scare the daylights out of me when they ran up the trashcan wall to escape
• United States
8 Mar 09
thank you for saying that and being honest. now i can tell you that the first time i met the raccoon with it's eye's glowing I SCREAMED and ran into the house . hehe
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I do not blame you. I would have screamed like a little girl and ran into the house too. And, I would have slammed the door behind me
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
9 Mar 09
yes, once an opposum snuck into the garage and got near the cans. He was busted before he could go dumster diving lol so we got lucky there. That is the only time that it has happened. Poor creatures are hungry. Man has destroyed so much of their natural environment.
• United States
9 Mar 09
hi eaforeman6... an opposum eh? my ferrets are from the line of opposum/weasels. yes the land is getting more populated leaving less room for animals. and i do enjoy the animals but they are troublesome. "our" groundhog has filled our yard with a lot of dirt piles and they can endanger the foundation of our house. the little rascals. wish we could co-exist peacefully.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Where I used to live small animals would get into my garbage. Raccoons, possums and stray dogs and cats I imagine. I would put my garbage bag out at night and in the morning stuff was all over the place and the garbage bag had holes near the bottom of the bag. I started pouring bleach on the garbage bag and had no problems with animals in the trash since.
• United States
9 Mar 09
hi sudalunts...i knew someone who only had plastic bags and he'd keep his garbage in until pick-up day and it would stink. well possums too eh? don't think i've seen a possum around here but ground hogs come and go digging up our yard. i guess you've solved your problem. have a good day.