David R. Byler, 11, Seymour, Mo.
Uncle calls on boy’s trapping skills to rid his farm of a cat-food-stealing raccoon
On Feb. 5, 2012, my uncle called me and said, “David, I was wondering if you would like to set your trap over in my barn because there is a ’coon that is eating the cat food.”
I said I would!
That night, I went over and set my live trap. I used marshmallows for bait.
The next day, there wasn’t anything in it. The day after that, there was a cat in it. By the next Sunday, all I had caught were a few cats. On Monday the 13th, I caught an opossum. On Thursday evening, I stuck a few more marshmallows in the trap.
On the morning of Friday the 17th, my uncle called and said, “David, what shall I do with you? You just caught a big ’coon!”
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