Saturday, April 23, 2011
Davy Crockett is Alive and Well and Living in Thornhill
1. Shoot, drop and roll - Not humane
2. Trap and drop - very humane
I googled "raccoon removal" and found a company called SWAT Raccoon Services. Although I didn't need a SWAT team to remove the little guy we needed some kind of intervention so I dialed.....
"Hello?...is this SWAT RACCOON?" I asked.
"Yes ma'am....this is Trapper John at your service...how can I help ya".
"Yes..Um.....I have a smallish raccoon that has been on my roof for almost a week now...what are your suggestions"? I ask.
"Well little lady...I reckon ya might need my help but I would suggest you just leave the wee fella there...he will come down eventually". He answered.
"Eventually? My husband said the same thing.What exactly is the timeline definition for "eventually"? I ask.
"Give it a couple more days and then give Trapper John a holler back if it ain't comin down", he replied.
After watching, Survivorman, Steve can definitely survive in the wilderness for at least a week by eating insects and bark. After watching Holmes on Homes, Steve has learned how to pour a foundation, repair weeping tiles and scope plumbing with an underground camera. I have witnessed him do some really weird things in the past 12 years. He can build. He can cook. He can even sew. He has eaten chocolate covered crickets and sampled the cat treats.
I arrived home to prepare for our night out for MO's birthday. There was RR in his usual place on top of the roof waving at me. Inside the house was a large white box which contained a good sized trap for Rocky. Steve put the trap together, ventured out on the roof and took a can of tuna with him to lure RR in. When he returned he stated that by 5 p.m. Rocky should be secured in the trap..."just you wait and see". So we waited and saw nothing but Rocky staring at our car as we departed for dinner. So much for the 5 p.m. checkout time.