Camping in the great outdoors can be one of the most relaxing and adventurous things to do. However, while it’s great to share the land with the animals, you don’t really want them hanging around your campsite.
One of the things that attract them is food. This is why it’s important to keep your campsite clean and tidy and don’t leave food lying around it, not even scraps.
Once a raccoon or other type of animal finds something to eat, there’s a good chance it will come back again looking for more.
They are quite crafty creatures and it’s not too hard for them to take the lids off of garbage cans and coolers, so make sure everything is packed away tight. If possible, keep your food stored in the car.
Never make the mistake of feeding an animal, no matter how cute it may be. There’s a good chance that it will come back again and again and it might not be alone the next time.
You may also have to keep your garbage in the trunk of the car too. If you don’t have a garbage area or a car, you should use heavy duty garbage bags and double them up to put the rubbish in.
If you have no choice but to keep the garbage on the campsite, suspend the bags from a tree branch about 12 feet in the air if possible.