Monday Morning Animal Adventure

I was a my parent’s house this morning dropping my son off for the day when Dad got a call from Grandpa. He had started loading a truck with corn and loaded up two young raccoons in the process! They had found their way into the tube the grain flows out of, so when corn came down those little guys did too.  After some work we were able to get them out and to a safe place. Good thing Grandpa spotted them because they are doing just fine now!

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Here they are in the trailer. They had two different personalities. The feisty one is hissing and hiding its sibling.

Must’ve been like a water slide without the fun.

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We loaded more corn into the trailer while dad watched the raccoons. We built up enough grain so Dad could get them in the back hopper with a scoop shovel. We wanted to drive the down the lane to the old hog lot, hoping they would stay away from the grain storage.

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I drove the truck down the lane thinking the little guys would head straight for the rock pile to hide when I opened the door. No such luck.

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Turns out the best, closest place to hide was in the rear of the trailer. This one is wedged in between a tire and the suspension.

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The timid one found a corner to hide in.

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Still in the corner and kind of scared. The other one was ready to put up a fight.

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This how I found the one hiding behind the tire. Rubber was no problem climbing on, and aluminum didn’t pose much of a problem either. These guys were amazing climbers!

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Feisty one again using rivets as hand holds.  I was able to get in the with a long stick and coax them out.  The shy guy eventually got down and scrambled for the rock pile.  This guy on the other hand hissed at me and bit the end of my stick!  He too eventually headed for the rocks.

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    1. We’ve been doing the same thing. I think it’s the hopper door reaching the end of it’s travel, but the timing is perfect! Thunk!

  1. Please tell me the “safe place” you relocated them to is raccoon heaven. They sure are cute but boy do they destroy a lot around grain bins and barns 🙂

    1. No they are actually safe. We actually don’t see a lot of raccoons around the bins. It’s the mice digging underneath we fight.

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