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    Found this guy walking across the road:



    (While it technically is a road I was hiking on it as I don't have a car suitable to drive down it to the actual trail I was after.)

    Vegas, beware, it's coming!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Found this guy walking across the road:



    (While it technically is a road I was hiking on it as I don't have a car suitable to drive down it to the actual trail I was after.)

    Vegas, beware, it's coming!!
    How big is it?

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    The raccoon has been back. I don't know why it likes my front lawn so much. It's a front lawn like any other front lawn. While at the edge of the lawn up by the road there are acorns and chestnuts on the ground it's not spending time there. I don't think I have more bugs/worms in my lawn than any other average lawn. There are no berries where it is. There are lots of berries on the other side of the house. So it's a puzzle. He's not interested in the trash bin.

    But anyway, I got a much better photo last night. He was very very shy of me but didn't run like hell away but did keep trying to get away from me while still very interested in staying on the law. Here it is by a cedar tree. It's well after dark. Between my high intensity flashlight and the flash on the camera this came out pretty well.




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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Well the young skunks are using the entire wood piles to stay during the day. One was out in the cat fence tonight and when I shined a flashlight at it it just went under the wood pile. I have not seen any adults.

    I think tomorrow or the next day i need to try something new. A radio on all night and I need to get some ammonia and a sprayer to spray as much under and on top of the wood pile as possible. The wood is just too much to move and not with skunks under it!

    I'm still keeping the cats in at night and blocking the cat flap.

    I guess I need to go to the hardware store for a new sprayer and ammonia.
    How's your skunk problem?

    We discourage determined wombats with 500g of ground black pepper. Might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikepipsqueak View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Well the young skunks are using the entire wood piles to stay during the day. One was out in the cat fence tonight and when I shined a flashlight at it it just went under the wood pile. I have not seen any adults.

    I think tomorrow or the next day i need to try something new. A radio on all night and I need to get some ammonia and a sprayer to spray as much under and on top of the wood pile as possible. The wood is just too much to move and not with skunks under it!

    I'm still keeping the cats in at night and blocking the cat flap.

    I guess I need to go to the hardware store for a new sprayer and ammonia.
    How's your skunk problem?

    We discourage determined wombats with 500g of ground black pepper. Might help.
    Ah yes. When we went to Maine in August i set a radio out there on top of the wood pile and put it just not tuned right to a punk rock station. It sounded terrible. I set up a floodlight and dumped 5 half gallon bottles of ammonia through the wood pike onto the dirt. They appear to have moved out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Found this guy walking across the road:



    (While it technically is a road I was hiking on it as I don't have a car suitable to drive down it to the actual trail I was after.)

    Vegas, beware, it's coming!!
    How big is it?
    I'd say the body was about 1" across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfingers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Found this guy walking across the road:



    (While it technically is a road I was hiking on it as I don't have a car suitable to drive down it to the actual trail I was after.)

    Vegas, beware, it's coming!!
    How big is it?
    I'd say the body was about 1" across.
    You haven't seen a mad scientist with a striking resemblance to Leo G Carroll hanging around out there, have you?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post

    I'd say the body was about 1" across.
    You haven't seen a mad scientist with a striking resemblance to Leo G Carroll hanging around out there, have you?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula!
    I didn't see much of anyone out there. Given all the idiots we have around here I have deliberately been hiking trails that don't see much use to minimize the amount of time I need to hike with a mask on.

    It was heading straight for the city when I saw it.

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