They’ve started doing some major development across the street, and in the process have cut down a ton of old growth trees and completely destroyed a large field.  Pretty much every night since this started, I’ve noticed my bird feeders have been ravaged during the night. When I wake up in the morning, they’re on the ground, emptied.

Obviously I was determined to find the culprit. I had a feeling it could be raccoons, but I’d never know for certain until I had proof.

So, one day I decided to set up some night time video surveillance.

I set the video to record all night long at the lowest possible quality, so I wouldn’t run out of space on the memory stick,  turned on night vision, and started it up.  What follows is a true account of what happened at roughly 1:15 a.m. the night of May 19, 2011.  Note, the footage contains graphic imagery of an actual robbery in progress and is not for the squeamish.

Raccoons Invading the Birdfeeder at Night
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One thought on “Raccoons Invading the Birdfeeder at Night

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

    So, did you put a stop to it? If yes, how?
    They are tearing up things in our yard, tipping over potted plants & the birdbath on a nightly basis.
    We bring in the suet blocks, scoop the seeds out of the bird feeders & bring in the oriole & hummingbird feeders every night! With the exception of the ones mounted on the windows — now I suppose they will start tearing up the side of the house to get at those since all the rest are gone before usually they get there.
    I went out late on Friday evening & met him in the birdfeeder. Not sure who was more scared, him or me — probably me!!!

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