Here is the conversation I had with Luke yesterday, via text...
Me: That's it! I am not a pooperscooper! Hurry home so I can go out and get a fence to put around the garden.
Me: I'm serious. Come home. Do you think they sell 'coon traps at Home Depot?
Luke: Don't hurt the animals. The animals are our friends.
Me: I hope that the next time I fling a shovelful of poop over the fence a PETA member happens to be skateboarding by.
Yes folks, we have a raccoon. No, they don't sell raccoon traps at Home Depot. Gopher, mole, rabbit, even deer...but not raccoon. I may need to call a verminator, but in the meantime I'm building a chicken wire fence around our garden. If it is defective, I'm bringing it back to the store with a shovelful of raccoon poop and some rabbid strawberries.