But my dreams of fresh strawberries were dashed when I came home from a weekend away and found my strawberry patch stripped clean of berries. Every last one had vanished! Confusion ... disbelief ... then a dawning realization that I'd seen it all before...
The masked moochers had struck again!
Despite the fact that we have a 6-foot high electric fence around our garden, the raccoons walk through like there's nothing there. We've caught four in our Havahart trap in the past two weeks. Two years ago, I caught eight in one month! They can't resist the lure of my gourmet raccoon bait concoction: peanut butter topped with ripe banana slices and mini marshmallows. They always lick the can clean!
When I catch one of the little fellas, he gets a free ride in a comfy mini van to an idyllic country setting complete with woods, fields, and a meandering creek - and no strawberries!