Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 . . . 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 . . . 29 · Next

AuthorMessage
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1945194 - Posted: 18 Jul 2018, 19:44:21 UTC

Quack! :)

Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1945194 · Report as offensive
anniet
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 2 Feb 14
Posts: 7105
Credit: 1,577,368
RAC: 75
Zambia
Message 1945378 - Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 12:26:20 UTC

Fieldwork blunders *frank blink at planet as a whole* I knew I missed my calling...
ID: 1945378 · Report as offensive
Admiral Gloval
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 31 Mar 13
Posts: 17908
Credit: 5,308,449
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1945384 - Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 12:56:02 UTC - in response to Message 1945378.  

Fieldwork blunders *frank blink at planet as a whole* I knew I missed my calling...

The last one #26 LOL.

ID: 1945384 · Report as offensive
rob smith Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 7 Mar 03
Posts: 21184
Credit: 416,307,556
RAC: 380
United Kingdom
Message 1945400 - Posted: 19 Jul 2018, 16:44:54 UTC

Some serious attempts at gaining Darwin awards there.
As in my old school reports "Should try harder"....
Bob Smith
Member of Seti PIPPS (Pluto is a Planet Protest Society)
Somewhere in the (un)known Universe?
ID: 1945400 · Report as offensive
anniet
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 2 Feb 14
Posts: 7105
Credit: 1,577,368
RAC: 75
Zambia
Message 1945591 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 17:54:57 UTC

No 15 reminded me of going on a walk with a birdwatching friend somewhere in Dorset I think it was, and a tank turning up. We were too close to MoD land to point binoculars apparently.

He'd not been allowed to point them before that also, because we'd accidentally wandered onto a nudists beach.
ID: 1945591 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1945663 - Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 23:57:58 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1945663 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1945921 - Posted: 23 Jul 2018, 6:39:30 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1945921 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1946422 - Posted: 26 Jul 2018, 19:32:11 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1946422 · Report as offensive
Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 07
Posts: 3236
Credit: 4,746,812
RAC: 1
United States
Message 1946549 - Posted: 27 Jul 2018, 20:12:38 UTC

ID: 1946549 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1946638 - Posted: 28 Jul 2018, 2:41:30 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1946638 · Report as offensive
anniet
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 2 Feb 14
Posts: 7105
Credit: 1,577,368
RAC: 75
Zambia
Message 1946697 - Posted: 28 Jul 2018, 17:59:36 UTC - in response to Message 1946549.  

That is sad :(

If it is canine distemper, it's had and is having the same effect on all the wild dog species in Africa :( that, alongside the diseases that have been introduced with non-indigenous livestock.


@Dimly lit: :))
ID: 1946697 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1946738 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 0:05:59 UTC

Raccoon #1: "It's the human with another delivery!"
All Raccoons in unison: "Hooray!"



*waves* Hi Annie :)

Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1946738 · Report as offensive
anniet
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 2 Feb 14
Posts: 7105
Credit: 1,577,368
RAC: 75
Zambia
Message 1946742 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 2:03:50 UTC

ID: 1946742 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1946751 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 2:58:55 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1946751 · Report as offensive
Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 07
Posts: 3236
Credit: 4,746,812
RAC: 1
United States
Message 1946760 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 5:41:15 UTC
Last modified: 29 Jul 2018, 5:44:13 UTC

I know I shouldn't do this, but I'm trying to show my new raccoon that I can be trusted. So far I've been able to stick my arm out the door while holding an egg without it running away. (No idea if it recognized the egg.) It's been coming around for a while now. As far as I can tell, there is only one (for now). Of course, the dogs start barking like crazy as soon as they realize that it's nearby, so it will never be totally trusting.

Some nights I'm driven crazy by the dogs when they hear the raccoon come in through the doggie door EVERY 15 MINUTES. (They scare him away for a short while then he comes back.) Nights like that I'll get up and put a bowl of dog food outside so the little guy doesn't come in and alert the dogs and I can get some sleep.
~Sue~

ID: 1946760 · Report as offensive
Profile Dimly Lit Lightbulb 😀
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Aug 08
Posts: 15399
Credit: 7,423,413
RAC: 1
United Kingdom
Message 1946866 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 23:39:25 UTC



Member of the People Encouraging Niceness In Society club.

ID: 1946866 · Report as offensive
Profile betreger Project Donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 29 Jun 99
Posts: 11172
Credit: 29,581,041
RAC: 66
United States
Message 1946870 - Posted: 29 Jul 2018, 23:50:29 UTC - in response to Message 1946760.  

If you teach the raccoon to eat eggs your chickens are toast.
ID: 1946870 · Report as offensive
Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 07
Posts: 3236
Credit: 4,746,812
RAC: 1
United States
Message 1946885 - Posted: 30 Jul 2018, 1:16:32 UTC - in response to Message 1946870.  

If you teach the raccoon to eat eggs your chickens are toast.

I've thought about that and I disagree. I've heard bad things about raccoons and chickens but I've had no problems. I collect the eggs every day and bring them into the house, so there's no reason the raccoon would look for them in the coop. And my chickens don't stay in the coop with the eggs. Laying chickens don't do that. Oh, occasionally a hen will become "broody" and sit on infertile eggs, but it won't last long. Especially if the eggs are removed daily. I've started letting the girls do what they want at night, which means I don't lock them in the coop, which means they're not easy prey. (I live in an area surrounded by houses so there are rarely, if ever, coyotes or other wild animals searching nearby for food, and we have no neighborhood dogs that roam nor do we have wild dog packs. In other words, very small risk.) The girls have even stayed overnight in the house once or twice. Basically I've given this raccoon no reason to associate the chickens with the eggs.

My raccoon comes into the house at night and eats whatever cat food is left by the cats. Sometimes I make sure there's no cat food left out (in the house) for the raccoon, but not always. And sometimes I put a bowl of dog food outside so the raccoon doesn't have to come inside scavenging for food. (Sometimes he does anyway.) Last night I put an egg near the hole under the house where he hides. Why search for eggs when they're being delivered? :-)

I would LOVE to remove the doggy door. The dogs really don't need it. But the cats come and go a lot through the doggy door, so it's staying for now.

Now, if I'm wrong and tragedy eventually strikes, you'll be able to say you warned me. Stand by.
~Sue~

ID: 1946885 · Report as offensive
Admiral Gloval
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 31 Mar 13
Posts: 17908
Credit: 5,308,449
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1946914 - Posted: 30 Jul 2018, 4:11:39 UTC

You also have to remember that there may be more than one raccoon in the area.

ID: 1946914 · Report as offensive
Profile Suzie-Q Project Donor
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 07
Posts: 3236
Credit: 4,746,812
RAC: 1
United States
Message 1947067 - Posted: 31 Jul 2018, 1:02:23 UTC - in response to Message 1946914.  

You also have to remember that there may be more than one raccoon in the area.

Of course.
~Sue~

ID: 1947067 · Report as offensive
Previous · 1 . . . 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 . . . 29 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXV - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe


 
©2022 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.