Oh, this was three years ago. I wonder how Pepe is doing now.

Tony Tomeo

P80304Coons are not much of a problem in the garden; but they can be a problem around the home. They scatter trash, eat dog and cat food, and can be dangerous to dogs and cats. They get into places we do not want them, including basements, attics, and even our homes. Once inside, they can cause significant damage.

That is why they sometimes need to be trapped. No one wants to do it, but it is sometimes necessary.

One problem that we did not consider when putting out a trap for a coon who was getting into the trash was that we might not actually catch the offending coon. Actually, not catching the coon was not as much of a problem as who we caught instead.

Pepe got to the trap first.

Pepe was none too happy about it.

Neither were we.

You see, Pepe, who is difficult to seeā€¦

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6 thoughts on “Pepe

    1. He or she was quite friendly. Actually, I have never met a skunk who was not friendly. Even mommy skunks with herds of kittens (or puppies or whatever they are) are are friendly, and do not mind if people handle their kittens ( . . . ). I really do not know why anyone would ‘want’ to handle skunk kittens ( . . . ), especially with the potentially defensive mommy right there, but they do!

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    1. Raccoons are what the traps are intended for. We do not trap many, but when we do, it tends to happen in phases, with a few getting trapped within a week or so. We do not take them so far away that they can not return. (It is illegal to do so.) However, the process deters them from behaving in a manner that necessitated the trapping. So, after returning, they tend to avoid the location of where they were trapped.

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      1. Yes, and skunks can actually benefit a refined garden by eating snails, slugs and grubs of harmful insect. Unfortunately, they dig in lawns to get grubs, but my landscapes lack lawns.

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