Well, add a new thing I need to do now.... The other night the chickens out front were squawking and I got up to see what was going on. Ray had already left for work so I couldn't holler at him to come and help.
Out front was a fairly big oppossum. Stupid oppossum, didn't it know it was supposed to run away? Quickly run away? Not wait for me to go inside, find a gun, go out and look again.....stupid oppossum still eating eggs, go back in and find the rifle? Not my favorite thing to do. I knew if he wasn't going to run away when I was outside, he wouldn't be chased off by my duck who was sitting on eggs right next to it.
So last week, we had a raccoon somewhere outside. The dogs were whining and wanting to go outside so I grabbed the gun and the flashlight. Didn't see anything so I put the dogs back inside. I walked around back and saw something in the woods jump down and take off running. It's really hard to hold a huge spotlight and fire a rifle at the same time. LOL!
Friday & Saturday Rheanna had a friend spend the night. Friday night they stayed up until after 4:00....silly girls and Saturday they went to bed at a fairly decent time. Sometime after Ray went to work, I heard an awful sound on the back deck. Yeah, same routine, grab a light, grab a gun, throw on the crocs and run out back. Fired off several shots but didn't hit the raccoon. I went in to google the sound I heard and it wasn't too long the girls came out. Rheanna's poor friend was so freaked out. Ooops, I really didn't think they would hear it. Rheanna usually doesn't even wake up when there are critters outside.
I'm fairly good at shooting at a target, I really don't and have no desire to hunt so obviously I haven't got the raccoons yet. We set a live trap and put snap traps inside so we didn't catch any of our animals. I heard one making a loud racket but by the time we got outside it was gone. There was a little fur in the snap trap but it had gotten loose. Luckily I haven't seen or more importantly heard them. ;o)
Just another fun time at the Wachter house!