Saturday, August 14, 2004

Damn Raccoons

I think I've actually seen only two or three raccoons over the past six years in this neighborhood. But looking at our garden, it's obvious we have a few Procyon lotor poking around our yard.

Fig skins are scattered around the patio. Evelin found a half-eaten green tomato stuck in the fence. And the corn, the poor, poor corn, has been decimated. As of last night, only one stalk was still standing; the rest was in various stages of being stripped and eaten. We only had maybe a dozen stalks to begin with, and there were two or three ears starting, but when we checked yesterday afternoon ... nothing.

Oh well, at least the thick coat of water hyacinth is keeping them out of the pond and away from the goldfish ...

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