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.