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Oops - Raccoon eating our food!

Discussion in 'Other Camping' started by lorr, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. lorr

    lorr Newbie

    I made a peach cobbler in a dutch oven after supper one night. After we ate it I layed it up on the picnic table. In the middle of the night my husband heard a noise so went to investigate. A raccoon got into a bag of chips & ate the cobbler. I forgot about it & it didn't even have the lid on it. PUT YOUR FOOD AWAY.
  2. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Definitely an important tip. You guys are lucky that you didn't attract any animals more troublesome than a racoon!

    I always put my food in a pack and hang it from a tree using a rope to avoid animals getting at it. Nobody wants to have to deal with a porcupine, skunk or even a bear. So you should always clean up after yourself before hitting the hay.

    BMWPOWER Moderator Staff Member

    Any animal is dangerous when threatened, a raccoon can cause serious injury (not to mention rabies).

    Putting food away is #1
  4. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    That is true, however I've found that racoons are generally fairly timid and will go scampering away if you approach them while some other animals can be a lot more bold.
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