Thief! Bandit! Robber!
Each day I am at war with the raccoons as they constantly think up new ways to raid my bird feeders. No matter what I do, they outsmart me. They stand on their hind legs and devour the sunflower seeds, think of clever ways to drain the hummingbird feeder, slurp up the Oriole's grape jam, tip over the water bucket, climb the pole to snack on the Finch food and even check out my BBQ grill each night. And what do I get in return? A messy pile of raccoon poop on my sidewalk each morning and as this photo shows...... ultimate insult and defiance..... sticking its tongue out at me. I give up. The raccoons win!