Keep kitchen windows closed at night!
Lake Minnicock has its share of raccoons and here is a cautionary tale for us. A Lake Kashagawigamog resident reported to the Haliburton Echo this year in August that she had been visited one night by a “literate” raccoon. Frustrated by its efforts to get into the composter, the raccoon broke through the screen on the open kitchen window and went to work. It ate all the cookies in the cookie jar, polished off a bag of peanut butter cookies, went to the baking cupboard, pulled out a bag of chocolate chips and ate all of them. In the baking cupboard there were two bags of raisins, one marked “for baking” the other labelled “for eating.” The raccoon ate the “for eating” raisins. Then, like children who have over-indulged, the raccoon threw up. “At least he did it in the sink,” said a somewhat grateful Mrs. Carter. Throughout the binge, there were eight people and four dogs in the house and none of them woke up during the visit. “Fire those (watch?) dogs,” was Kim Warne’s comment.