August 28, 2008

Born Free!

Yes, the critter has been set free! When Hubby got home tonight from work he got right to work getting this raccoon ready for transport.

We drove for over a half an hour to the perfect wooded area for this critter to roam free. Hubby used long boards to open up the trap. I stayed in the truck and took the photos...someone had to stay in the safety of the truck!

The critter is seeing it's first glimpse of freedom. Boy did it take of fast! I couldn't get a photo of him taking off out of the trap.

If you look closely at the middle of this photo you will see the striped tail. I was able to get a photo of the raccoon waddling off into the woods! As the raccoon disappeared from view Hubby and I sang "Born Free!" If you are old enough to remember the movie about the lions you will know what we were talking or guess I should say singing about! Hubby is setting the trap again tonight just in case the raccoon had a buddy!

7 comments:

Tanya said...

So glad that the critter has been relocated. Though I'm sure it was a pain to have about it is nice that you were willing to relocate it to s safe place.

Canadian Gail said...

I love how you care so much for the wellbeing of this little animal, but there's a downside to relocating a raccoon. It seems they are family animals and if one is relocated away from it's family it won't live. I know you were in a Catch 22 situation - so even if the poor little animal doesn't make it, you definitely tried your best.

Sara said...

Hope there is not another one, but good that he is in the wild and free!

Libby said...

Bet he's out there making new friends as we speak *s*

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Years ago my father had a family of raccoons settle under the front step of their house. So one by one they were caught and relocated to the country. Just before my father went away on an over-night business trip he set one of the last traps..and my step-mother and sisters had to feed it and give it water until my father's return the following day...well raccoons are pretty smart...and that one needed to be coaxed OUT of the trap...he knew being handfed was the "good" life! LOL

Karen said...

Glad you got that pesky critter and took him to a new home. Hope it is far enough away that he doesn't find his way back to the old one.

Carin said...

glad you caught him I hope he didn't have a friend.