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In the spring of 1991 our flock of some 70-odd sheep living on the 100-acre island that I grew up on was massacred Luckily all the sheep werent wiped out all at once It was after the first couple victims were discovered and investigated that we suspected some type of carnivorous predator although to this day its identity remains a mystery After we got more of an idea of what we were dealing with we set clamp-style bear traps baited with sardines throughout the wooded northern end of York Island All we trapped were raccoons and because their hind quarters were completely mangled by the traps they had to be shot This was no problem until one morning my father and I came to the first trap which held a fat raccoon Dad cycled a round into his 30-30 rifle and quickly dispatched the critter As it rolled over onto its back we could see by her swollen teats that she was a mother The knowledge that her babies would die disturbed us and we wanted to help them Dad asked the local coon hunter where we should look and he suggested the dilapidated houses by the dock Armed with a hammer and a crowbar we entered the buildings and made a thorough sweep of the downstairs and its many cracks and crevices Finding nothing we climbed the decrepit staircase and put our ears to the walls to listen for telltale squeaks Dad thought he could hear something and wedging his crowbar between the laths of the wall exposed a ball of fir composed of three baby raccoons We gave the babies a home in our vacated rabbit hutch They took a strong liking to the whole family as we did to them and thrived on being fed warm milk from my little brothers bottles The raccoons attachment to us sometimes caused problems One incident happened late at night while everyone was asleep The
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