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I Need Your Help . . . Raccoons Want In (to My Garbage)

In spirit of Earth Day, I thought we'd tackle a problem with wild animals. Sonoma b is having a big problem with some masked creatures. The very hungry raccoons seem determined to make a mess of her garbage. It's a company-issued, heavy-duty blue industrial plastic "can" filled with plastic kitchen bags. Even though it's emptied once a week, the pesky critters seem to find their way in before then! To hear what she has to say,


"I have even put a cinderblock on top of the garbage can and they still toppled it over – and survived and ate and ran! I am going nuts each morning picking up their leftovers on my driveway!"

Of course, they want nothing to do with the separate brown recycling cans, but do any of you have tips for keeping them away from toppling the garbage (short of leaving the stinky can inside the garage)? Please help out in your comments below.


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