An enterprising mother coon decided to move her babies into our barn a couple weeks ago. At first we didn’t know what was wreaking nightly havoc on the dog food and chicken food cans. They chewed the lids to the plastic garbage cans we hold our animal food in, and dumped the whole thing over at least twice. We finally figured out what was causing the problem (but we did already suspect a coon) when our dog treed one of the babies one night. He looks sweet and innocent doesn’t he?
They definitely weren’t! Besides making a mess of the animal food, they also drug around the plants on my front porch, helped themselves to my garden and dug holes everywhere!
Our dog Emily got one of the babies on another night, and it didn’t make it to a tree! The mother must have decided it was time to move on after that! I haven’t seen any of them, or any signs of them for a couple weeks.
We have a large woods behind our house. Hopefully they’ve gone back there to stay!