Ruthie The Raccoon Has Taken Over Our Tree
December 29, 2017 8:06am CST
I've told you about Ruthie the Raccoon in the past. We name her Ruthie every year one shows up to have her babies in our tree. Last year there was no one, we really missed watching her... This Ruthie is huge, she didn't let us see her face, she was sunning herself on a really cold day above the hole that is the door to her birthing place. We were happy to see her this year. We look forward to seeing her babies. One years we watched her move her babies down into the ravine when they were starting to be active. A true momma, would move from the top of the tree to the ground where the babies can play. Other years we could see the bigger babies playing in the trees, just like children do. It was fun to see them and then they were gone. Don't know where they go but there is a lot of woods and wild lands around our home. We love our wild raccoons, they don't bother us. We have a raccoon proof trash can and so do all the neighbors.... Do you have critters in your neck of the woods? http://www.mylot.com/post/3058215/shes-back
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• Greencastle, Indiana
they are such awesome animals god put on this earth for us to enjoy we have all kind of wild animals where we live from little chipmunks to red tail squirrels, I have to really watch my dogs when their out & about. I copied your link to your other post & put on here so other readers could get to it easier I hope you don't mind me doing that for you.
• Greencastle, Indiana
here's a short video on just how raccoons work for those that's interested in them
@mom210 Our chicken coops when I was a kid were buildings that humans could live in comfortably without the chickens. We moved to the country, built a chicken coop and lived in it for about 4 or 5 months while our home was being built. It was fall, thanksgiving when we moved into the finished house, and the chickens moved into our summer home... and they lived there happily for a long time... and that house we moved in is still there and renovated by my sister and her husband..
I've seen a lot of them, on garbage night they try to get into the trashcans, most of us buy the kind they can't open and it saves a lot of cleaning up... I've never seen a male other than young ones playing in the trees but now that i think of it I wonder if I could tell a male. I think they look alike.
We saw here moving the babies to lower ground in the ravine years ago, haven't seen them as tiny babies sense, We have seen brother and sisters youngsters playing in the trees only one year too. They were having a ball. Don't know why we don't see them more often. At night they turn on our back yard light that is bright ( motion light) and its usually on trash night but we only see them if we're in the kitchen...
• Fairfield, Texas
I have roughly 18 raccoon's that visit nightly @PainsOnSlate . They love cat food. When I refill their bowls a couple a times a night, some of them will come up to me and smell my hand or foot. And of course I do have foxes, deer, coyotes, etc.
We don't feed them. We don't have pets is the reason. We do see a lot of animals because we live next to a large ravine that is government land with trails to walk. I ran into a deer in the ravine once and couldn't figure out who was scared worst, the deer or me....
• United States
Raccoons are adorable especially if you get to watch the babies play! We get really big ones here and at times I had to put big heavy rocks on top of the garbage cans to keep them out. They would shake the metal lids until they got them off hence the need for the rocks on top.
We bought a critter proof trash can, its plastic and I have to fight it to get it to open but it works. We see messes in our neighborhood after trash day but more and more are buying the critter free ones now. We have open bins for glass, metal and paper but no garbage is open to the critters.