Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:54 AM
@Dave, I hear you on all of the critters around here. For such and urban area there sure seems to be an abundance. I couldn't begin to tell you how many skunks have been nailed right outside my house by cars. One of the problems is we have some wingnuts in the area that feed the feral cats in the industrial area across the street from me. @Bennie, I have a friend who had all 5 of her chickens killed within a week not to far from me. So once the coons find something tastety, consider it gone unless you do something. I had a girlfriend who lived in a second story apartment on the waterfront in Marina del Rey. There were all sorts of racoons living in the rocks and storm drains. On a number of occasions she had raccoons climb up to her balcony ( no small feat) and come into her appartment to eat her cats food. She wouldn't let me "train them" properly so I tried my hand at trapping them. Not a chance, too damn smart.