Friday, August 22, 2008

Raccoons and Kids

My neighborhood has a few raccoons.

We try to catch them in our live trap. Their droppings harbor diseases that can be dangerous to small children: something we definitely do not want in our back yard.

My wife and I are also slightly worried when Smiley is napping on the back deck that a raccoon will find him and try to take a bite. The result is that he often naps inside with only the baby monitor monitoring him but for outside naps we try to always keep him in view.

Are we needlessly concerned? I expect we are during the day, since we only see the raccoons near sunrise and twilight.

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