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Raccoon got our turkeys!

by Wendy
(Michigan)

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One year we had six turkeys killed by a raccoon overnight! We were devastated to see what it had done.

They were all locked in their pen, a bit bigger than chicken size... the raccoon, with his little "fingers" pried staples off the roof, and climbed in. Over that one night, he killed all six and ate from most of them!

We often wonder how BIG he was to eat so much in one night, and yet squeeze through this flat small opening he had made for himself.

After that, husband made that pen a fortress! Nothing can get in there, and nothing has either!

We love our turkeys... strolling around the yard, or on the dinner table at Thanksgiving!

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