Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Having camped in dozens of states, we've noticed the mighty raccoon is a common campground companion. There are many a tale I could tell of them. But one particular time, after fixing a dried food meal which tasted really bad, we decided to treat the neighborhood racoons, and left the uneated food out on the picnic table. In the morning, we discovered footprints all around the food, but even raccoons wouldn't eat that stuff.
(BTW, this was very early in our camping experience. I would not recommend leaving food out for wild animals. It encourages them to hang around humans, and they are wild, after all.)