Nightly Sod Lawns Destruction by Raccoons

Raccoons is a common problem now in Mountain House CA. They like to peel back the surface of the sod. Like a rug flip back and underneath they find tasty earthworms. Somehow raccoons learned how it was installed and can be peeled back. Every night it came and rolled back dozens of areas all across the large yard. The homeowner would attempt to fix it, but the raccoon just rolled it apart again each night. It just like you are preparing for their food again and again.

The raccoon (Procyon lotor), is a unique animal native to North America. It's not closely related to any other animals, with distant relatives such as bears and weasels. Coons are easy to recognize, with a black mask and ringed tail. Raccoons tend to weigh between 10-20 pounds as adults. They are mostly nocturnal, very clever, have nimble hands and are omnivores. Racoons average a lifespan of about 5 years. They are very strong, excellent climbers, very intelligent, and they are very skilled with their hands. Raccoons have learned to thrive in urban areas, and live in very high densities in cities, where they eat garbage and pet food. They commonly break into homes and attics, where they cause considerable damage, and they also destroy other property, and thus raccoons are considered pest animals by many people.

Posted 2011-01-08 and updated on Jan 27, 2011 8:39am by noweru

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