From then on we covered the can with a cover from the grill. It's enough to keep them away from the garbage. I heard banging in the garage again tonight. I went to the window and saw the door light had been triggered, but not the spotlight. So I lifted the screen, leaned out the window, and yelled, "Hey! Get out of there!" Who knew raccoons understood English? A raccoon ran faster than I knew they could run out of the garage and disappeared into the dark back yard. Then a second one ran out a few seconds later. For some reason it didn't occur to me there might be more than one in there. Then a third and a fourth one came tearing out. o_O
Turns out the cover had not been put on the can. I wonder if they check every night to see if we have forgotten? And a second garbage can that never gets food in it was tipped over, too. I had thrown the empty bird seed bag in that one. There must have been a couple of seeds left in the bottom because the bag was dragged under the hubster's truck. I think I surprised that raccoon mid-drag and he dropped it and ran.
Like toddlers they are, getting into things they shouldn't.
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