Raccoons - the unwelcome visitor
Just need to grumble a bit - got my whiskey barrel pond out and looking beautiful, put the shubunkin back in that overwintered inside with us, and went out this morning to find one dying on the ground - DESPITE the cover over the pond. Also found the suet feeders with the hook pulled out and dragged halfway down the driveway, a huge hole dug under the birdfeeders, and the wildlife feeder emptied. It's not like there wasn't food out and available, since I know the buggers are going to visit the yard no matter what I do. I had hoped that by offering an easier source a bit farther away, I might cut down on the playing in the pond and trashing the bird feeders activity. Argh!