I took down the raccoon demoralizer an hour ago, but first I jiggled a string to test it. It would have scared me if I were a raccoon: crashing buckets and lots of water, not to mention a spider web of strings.
We shouldn’t complain too much about the raccoon. It could be worse. A bear recently mistook bird feeders for bear feeders a couple of miles from town (they sound sort of the same if you’re hungry enough), and a security camera thirty miles south filmed a cougar dragging a deceased deer. We don’t know if it plans to mount the antlers or not.
And the mermoles bagged their first mole of the season last night.