We had overnight guests last night as we were to take them to the airport at
3AM. We also have a 14 yo Dalmation named Chief (female) who is very
spoiled, has the run of the place, and feels obligated to protect us. About
1AM she tears off the bed and out the flip door barking like crazy - louder
and longer than usual - right below the guests open window. It is not
unusual for her to go out when she hears / smells (?) a skunk, racoon, or
cat in the middle of the night. But she really went at it last night. This
morning we found the reason - there was an opposum caught in the hav-a-hart
trap we had set for Mr Woodchuck. Bleary eyed people on a plane leaving
You are right of course - but I am too lazy to close it down nights - and I
am used to setting it at my "woodslot" which is 20 minutes away so I hadn't
really thought about your solution. Thanks And BTW, I have caught skunks
a few times. Been lucky enough not to get sprayed so far. I come up on the
blind end and reach over with a couple rods to open the other end and prop
it open. Raccoons were done in here a few years ago by rabies but they are
starting to make a comeback.
I agree on the grits - but don't laugh - my daughter was into road-kill a
few years ago. Thank God I haven't heard anything about it in the past
couple years. I know she gutted something and had it in my ex-wifes
freezer. I didn't discourage her at that particular time.
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