On 05-31, Maureen Olvey wrote: > > My suggestion - give up. You can't beat the raccoons.
Raccoons are clever little beasties and they can figure out just about anything. I'm surprised your friend's feeder is still there. I had one carried off and they also carried off the feed bowls and a "screamer" that I paid $60. for and was supposed to scare off raccoons! My solution is to feed my ferals early in the morning when raccoons are not out. They are nocturnal. They can climb trees but they cannot jump very high. I've heard of people in my other group using a platform on a metal pole. The cats can jump 4 or 5 feet high but not the raccoons. I'd be concerned about this however, because old cats or an injured feral couldn't jump that high either. So early morning feeding has worked best for me. Lorrie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org