Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Raccoons and Camping

Every since our Raccoon visit in October I have been reading everything I can find about Raccoons and Camping. After hours of reading articles from experts to novice - I have determined the only way to secure your food from Raccoons is to keep your food locked in your vehicle.  

So far - there have been no sightings of Raccoons breaking into cars and stealing food. 

Locked in your car is the safest place. It is even suggested that you put your cooler in your car if you plan to be away from your campsite for any length of time during the day.

This is how we found the cooler in the AM
It is also recommended that you never leave your keys outside - sneaky raccoons have been known to sneak in and snatch up keys - jewelry - anything shinny.

When the raccoons raided our site - the only noise I heard was the noise of something falling on the ground. It was our two wine bottles falling off the cooler. Not sure how many raccoons there were at our site - but they came in ~  knocked off the wine bottles ~ opened the cooler ~ then feasted on cheese - sausage - eggs  - they even dug into the ice.

WARNING ........ I read a article that stated be very careful after dark. Many raccoons in camping parks are fed by campers ~ they feel very comfortable around humans. BE AWARE of your surroundings. You never know who or what is watching you. 

Mirror Lake Wisconsin State Park ~ October 2016 ~ Location of Food Heist

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