Posted by: George | July 26, 2010

Killer Raccoons

My friend Jim came over for dinner last night. He told me a story about two of his friends who took their grandchildren camping in northwest Arkansas recently, during the time I was on my trip out west. This was apparently some kind of remote campsite where they would be off by themselves. They had to sign in at the Rangers’ station and note when they would be coming out. After setting up camp, they went to sleep and left their food out in a cooler. Three raccoons started to tear through the food. The family went out to see what was happening just as a bobcast jumped from a tree and tore the raccoons apart. The family tried to leave, but a tree now blocked their path. They were trapped for a couple of days without food until a ranger came to the rescue. I pass this story on for your benefit. I am afraid to go to the Kroger.



  1. Stories like this always have a bite to them. This one may be that it is never safe to leave air conditioning.


  2. I’m more afraid of Kroger than camping with critters…


  3. George, My favorite campsite is a well lighted Holiday Inn.–none of the wilderness appeals to me.


    • I think a lot of people are with you on that.


  4. G-O-O-G-L-E. One quick search would tell anyone to never leave any food out when camping, not even toothpaste.


    • I know. I just don’t understand why anyone would camp and leave out food. If nothing else, you would want to keep bugs away.


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