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I regret posting on the heels of my recent keema post, so if you missed that recipe, check it out and try it. My picky five year old just finished some off for lunch.
Anyway, I've spend a good deal of time and energy trapping raccoons and sending them away with the city's help. So today driving home from church something small and furry was crossing right in front of my car. It was a very small raccoon. My two boys were in the car with me. I agonized over the decision for the instant I had to make it, as I avoided hitting the cute little pest. I wasn't sure if my boys had seen it, or if they'd know, or what I'd need to do after hitting it...
What would you do?
No doubt, once it gets a bit bigger, I will conspire to trap it and send it away like the others. I think my boys are a bit too young to understand or forgive me for hitting such a cute little thing...if they hadn't been in the car I may have decided otherwise. I don't know. I've never killed anything bigger than a mouse or a trout before, so I'm not sure if I could do it. It's so much easier to have the dogcatcher come load them from the trap and "take care of them" for me.
At least it was a head's up for me that they are indeed, still in the area. I was hoping they wouldn't have to come down here during the summer, that they'd be able to find enough food in the wild, but as it stands, I'll need to shore up my garden to protect against them. If a young one was down here, they're probably nesting near here permanently.