Something is tearing up everything in the backyard. This morning things turned ugly when I saw that a stand that my Dad had made for me from a tripod that was my grandfather's was shattered. And the geraniums that were perched on top were upside down and broken on the ground. So I borrowed this trap from Dewey and Betsy. So about 8PM Michael and I went to UDF to get some bait to put in the trap...chocolate donuts! Before going to bed Michael and I set the trip with a whole doughnut wired in. Perfect, so we thought! After tossing and turning for an hour I came down to check and the doughnut was gone and no coon. Hmmm...what does that say about my trapping abilities?
It is now 3:04AM...1 and 1/2 chocolate doughnuts and we have....
I haven't slept a minute. Mark dug in on the couch in the family room. I don't know if he or Ella heard the trap close but at 3:04AM I hear from the bottom of the steps..'Jan, you got one.' I flew down the stairs and grabbed my camera and flash. Flash had dead batteries...how does that happen?
This morning Michael was excited that we 'got one'. Poor old thing. It;s paws were bleeding where I guess he was trying to get out and poor old thing has a cataract on one eye. It was sprinkling so he had no cover, so he just balled up.
So Rickie, got to take a little ride to our favorite kayak put in. He was excited to get out and gone so I got not a single picture. Next time I will be prepared. This must be a good spot because a man saw what we were doing and told us he had let three go in the same place. We figured it was a good spot...not much traffic, the river, lots of shelter and plenty of trash cans. Who knows maybe one day we will meet again.
Tonight we are on for hunt #2. We still have 5 1/2 donuts left and a few more coons to capture and release. Think I might camp out on the couch tonight.