Vermin have been an annoyance since mans first camping trip. With the advent of the RV and sleeping off the ground it has become easier to distance yourself from these pesky critters, but they still seem to find a way to disrupt ones camping experience. Our most recent battle with local vermin was at Cape Disappointment State Park. While sitting around the campfire one evening a stealthy raccoon, or two, made it up onto our picnic table to help himself to some fixin‘s. Luckily one of our fellow campers saw the item disappear from the table and shooed off the pest. We thought that was the end of it. However, no more had we retaken our places around the campfire, when an entire daypack was pulled from the table. Realizing the little masked thieves were more persistent than Yogi Bear after a picnic basket, we resorted to lobbing chunks of firewood in their direction. While this kept them at bay, you could tell they were there by the firelight reflecting in their beady little eyes from the nearby bushes. I know they were just waiting for us to let our defenses down to resume the attack. Next time we will be prepared! Any rednecks out there willing to share your recipe for raccoon stew?
Camping with varmints, just another adventure in RVing!
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