Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Terror Kitten Caught in Jamaica Plain

What would you expect to catch in a racoon trap when you use Fancy Feast as bait?

You catch a kitten!

I came home to find a kitten sitting inside the racoon trap that the racoon catchers have set up in the backyard.

It's a cute little kitten. Awwwww.

No pictures though.

Running to get my digital camera would have delayed the poor kitten's freedom.

When I saw the kitten in the trap, the first thing I thought of was opening the cage and setting the kitten free.

So I approached the cage and started trying to calm the kitten with what I imagine is calm kitten talk, "Hi there kitty, awwww look at you in the racoon cage. Why did you go in there. Everything will be alright. Just hang on while I open up the racoon cage door for you."

The kitten seemed reasonably calm as I opened the racoon cage door.

Then, whoooooosh!

The kitten was gone in a flash.

As I looked insode the cage I saw what had attracted the kitten to the racoon cage: Fancy Feast cat food!

Maybe the racoon catchers guys should switch to something that will only attract racoons?

That's hard to do when it turns out that racoons eat almost anything:
Raccoons will eat just about anything. Although this statement is generally true, raccoons do have definite preferences. Generally speaking, they like peanuts, sweets, fruits, bread, peanut butter, and especially cat and dog food.

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