I have several bird feeders right off of our porch and have been throwing down sunflower seeds and stuff for the squirrels, rabbits, and bigger birds. It also keeps the larger night critters off my suet feeders and keeps them from breaking my other feeders.
I'm going to have to either start throwing this stuff down someplace else or stop doing it altogether because the two racoons from last night have now morphed into three with a very large opposum thrown in for good measure all happily munching away together. It was a critter convention. None of them are particularly concerned by people and when Himself went to shoo them away so we could let the dog out, the opposum was a bit put out but finally sniffed and went her merry way.
I know they are wild animals and one of my fears is a dust-up with them and the dog, but dang, they sure are cute but I need them away from the house before we have a furry Greek tragedy on our hands.
4 days ago