Surveillance cameras caught a group of raccoons attempting to chow down on bird seed.
It has happened multiple times in Carol and Eugene Mussat’s backyard in Haysville.
“We had a smaller bird feeder and it would always end up on the ground and the feed was gone, so we thought maybe even a deer came up and pulled it down, but then we got the camera and we saw it was the raccoon,” said Carol.
Video from early November shows a raccoon climb up the Mussat’s pergola. Once on top, the animal is seen assessing the situation. It then walks onto a plank like structure and grabs for the bird feeder.
Moments later, the raccoon tries again to get the the seed out of the bird feeder. After awhile, the animal hangs by his back legs to get a better position.
“They bang on it to get the seed out, so they can eat it on the ground since they can’t knock it down,” Carol explained. “It’s funny to watch them do it.”
The raccoons give the Mussat’s a show fairly often.
“Every day, every night, except when it snows, they haven’t been out, but they’ll be back,” Carol laughed.
Just a couple of weeks ago, one raccoon was caught on camera climbing onto a chair and reaching for the bird feeder.
On another night, security video shows four raccoons scurrying around the Mussat’s backyard.
“It just shows the raccoons tenacity and their ability to figure things out,” Eugene said.
The Mussat’s admit they weren’t too pleased with the raccoons at first. Now, they say it’s somewhat entertaining.
“I just hope they don’t try to get into the house or anything like that,” Eugene laughed.