Originally Posted by RaZ
Could the raccoon be looking for a nesting place?
Maybe it's the climate change thing, but I think the critters have been acting strangely this spring. (I know I have.)
Maybe. I thought of that, but it's amazing this big coon can fit into the box by itself, if it plans on having babies in there I don't think they will all fit. Not sure if this is the same coon, but there was one this size in the wood duck box last year too. I know they are out there at night because I see their foot prints all around the pond. I really am confident that they cannot get into my run and coop, but will have to call my neighbor to see if he will dispatch this one for me so it doesn't go after the chickens while they're free ranging.
Sorry about your crazy neighbor, RaZ. She sounds like a really loose cannon. Kind of scary to live next to someone you know isn't stable. I agree with CG, if there is a way you can make sure someone in authority responds everytime she levels an attack at you, maybe she will back off. Do you know an attorney who would send her a letter suggesting she may be looking at a harrassment lawsuit if she doesn't cease and desist? That might scare her enough to make her stop. Better yet, check this out:
Originally Posted by 1muttsfan
A raccoon will eat whenever it is hungry - day or night.
Thanks Mutt, I was afraid of that.