Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Late Night Barn Visitors

Q: What do you do when you have raccoons prowling around your barn late at night, rooting for dropped morsels of cat food and striking fear into the hearts of nearby chickens and barn kitties?

A: Call in the Dream Team of Coon Hunting Poodles!

Lead Agent Charley B

Assistant Agent Maggie Mae


Chucks and Mags like to start by corralling the coons under the wood pile. This involves running in frantic circles and yelping until...

one coon makes a successful dash out the door and the other...


climbs a barn post. Papa Ray did loan us a gun for our coon problem, but it just doesn't seem like a good idea to point a shotgun towards the roof of one's barn and unload. So Windy Ridge coon "hunts" tend to be a bit anti-climactic--we go inside and have popcorn and read, the coon ambles down after a few hours and heads back to his or her cozy home under our cement silo pad, and the dogs curl up at our feet.

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5 comments:

Leslie said...

Those are some very cute coon hunters :)

Zachary and Jennifer said...

Agreed, very cute coon hunting poodles. :-) I hope your chickens stay safe. We had coons get some of our chickens last year. But looks like you have some very special agents working the case. :-)

Jennifer

Michael Mahan said...

That coon looks like it's holding on for dear life.

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