Royal is never sure whether a new pet has arrived or a pest is about to leave.
It really is confusing considering all the ducks, geese, chicks, cats, dogs and other assorted creatures that are brought here and get to call this place home.
However, a family of raccoons have decided this is a pretty swanky place to live. In the process they have not improved things a wit, nor have they done a lick of work. Well, unless you call ripping feed bags open, and removing lids from every pot, can and container. Plus, they've become very creative in carrying objects around the property and hiding them in strange places. I'll have to admit I admire their ability and ... smarts. However, the last straw has been their deliberately scaring the poor cage birds off their perches. That ... has not been amusing, since we clearly know their intentions.
So, it was out with the live-catch cages, again.
We have found a lovely park not far away that has proved ... very convenient.
They have all their needs taken care of with places to hide, trees to climb, garbage cans for entertainment and few people to say ... out!
Gossip mill has it that there is a very large family of raccoons now living in the park.
Hummm.... how interesting. So far things are working out quite well. It's great when everybody is happy!