Saturday, October 16, 2010

The raccoons won...

...they managed to tear off the steel grill covering of the pond and they ate all the koi and goldfish in one night
 .... then shit on the steps on their way out of the garden. :-(                                                                                                                      

11 comments:

Johann Rissik said...

Don't take it personally. It's their way of saying thank you, Sir, but we're busy preparing for winter ;)

Anonymous said...

Those buggers can be vicious. People who've never lived In the country think that raccoons just pick through garbage. But they'll eat your cat, small dogs and, apparently, your kois.
Set some bait and camp out with a .22.....frigin buggers!

Allan Pollock

Mimbres Man said...

Electrify the fence.

Gunnar Berg said...

Johann,
They are nasty, nasty creatures. In general I love nature. I hate raccoons.

I've been thinking about contracting with a good ol' southern boy with a pack of Bluetick Hounds. You can never find a redneck when you really need one.

Johann Rissik said...

Would it be terribly naughty of me to suggest that you could make a great pair of handlebar mitts out of two raccoon skins, and still have the tails dangling from the bar ends? Like these, but the real deal......http://bikehugger.com/images/blog/P1330128.JPG

I have seen that done with rabbit skins here, turn the skin inside out, then you have a fur-lined handlebar mitt with a rawhide outer. All the rage for winter 2011. I guess I am that redneck you're looking for.

Gunnar Berg said...

You got coon hounds?

reverend dick said...

I'm sorry, but that made me laugh.

Those guys are just such jerks. Not on an orca level, but man- are they _ucking with you.

Gunnar Berg said...

The only weapon I now own is an old Remington 510 Targetmaster. At one time I could poke them in the eye with it. Lack of practice, poor eyesight and homes in the background probably preclude the use of firearms. But if they keep pushing me, I'll be forced to take them out anyway.

Johann Rissik said...

No coon hounds here, but I do have a pair of Australian Cattle Dogs who would gladly oblige. The fly First Class.

Anonymous said...

O no! well it is getting cold out anyway, poor fishys would have gotten so cold. Raul has a big goldfish that is to big to flush that he doesnt want. You can totally have it uncle Gunner =)

♥AAB♥

Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks for the thought.