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Posted on 05/18/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
HOUSTON--At the Stop and Save in Richwood, youll find lottery tickets, beer and fishing bait, plus a gaze of raccoons--thats what theyre called in groups. They've taken up residence in the woods behind the store.
"They eat everything," said Stephanie Rutkowske, a local animal lover. "Doritos, Cheetos, chocolate. Or a big bag of cat food. Theyll eat that just as good too."
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yeah cute alright.....have you seen the claws on them? I wouldn’t want one anywhere near me.
Just lovely. I wonder what Stephanie will do when the racoons she feed find a way into her yard and home and start doing some damage that affects her.
That's all I need to know about 'coons.
Yep, I got recipes.
I have played with the babies when they are little...
cute. really playful.
wouldn’t want to play with those big mamas though.
I counted 15 in the yard one night. They seem to congregate sometimes.
I’m careful of coons. They are anything but cuddly little critters when cornered. Carriers of rabies and extremely destructive.
Just “be careful when raccoons start acting funny”. What does acting funny mean?
I hope she REALLY loves them because now, since she has fed them, they will never leave and continue to propagate.
A claymore would be fun to watch.
I had a couple of them living in my attic a few years back. Not the best of neighbors. One of them appeared to be training for the Olympics tumbling competition. He worked out in the pre-dawn hours. They have a great location sense, if you trap them you have to take them miles away or they’ll come back “home”.
A raccoon eviscerated my sister’s dachshund, literally scooped her out from her neck to her tail. I despise them.
Many “animal lovers” are quite stupid. It reminds me of the recent story where a lady wanted to help an injured bobcat. She tried to pick it up...he wasn’t happy about that.
Well, doing Don Rickles impressions for one...
I would suggest a .22 magnum at least. More sporting, you know. One of those new .17 calibers would be nice. Take careful aim, it’s good practice shooting! At a good distance, any .22 cal centerfire would be delightful. I don’t think these critters should be cooked and eaten, however.
Ever hear a coon scream? Pretty neat. First you take a piece of 4” or so PVC pipe about 5 feet long....
2. Then you take two bare copper wires
3. You wrap the copper wires around the pipe in a spiral
4. Keep the wires separated by about an inch as you make the spiral. You can use electrical tape to fasten the wires to the pipe about every foot or so.
5. Attach the end of each wire to the lead of an extension cord and hook it up to a constant output electric fence charger... one side will be the ground and the other the hot.
6. suspend the pipe concentrically on the bird feeder pole with an insulating suspension cord... nylon works well
7. Plug the thing in and wait
When the coons jump on the pipe to get in the bird feeder they pretty much explode off the pipe and amble about shaking it off. They usually don’t try it twice. First time they all gathered at the base of the feeder pole as if they were drawing straws for who would try it next. Possums keep coming back for more. The squirrels don’t come around any more at all.
LOL last summer in Dexter Michigan some woman was cheerfully explaining that the Black bears don’t fear her and let her get pretty close to them.
I personally think they need to be driven back north.
They'll take one out and try to wash it before they eat it and it just disappears. They try to figure out where it went for a few seconds, then go back and get another one, and do it all over again.
Coons gotta eat too.
Probably a good idea. Though, it does clean up the gene pool...
I had one of those bastards tear up my roof to the tune of nearly $1500. After that, it was shoot on site.
Thank God for guns, huh, johnny?
“Furs for a blanket and the bone in their... nethers.... for a toothpick.”
My Daddy always called it a CoonBone. I think I’ve still got one in my possibles bag.
Where’s Davy Crockett when you need him?
Do you remember when the coons invaded the White House? LOL
Gaze of Raccoons Sneak Onto White House Grounds
I had a pet coon many years ago.
I used to terrorize him before he got the best of me.
I’d make him a stack of peanut butter and cracker sandwiches.
First I’d remove his water bowl.
Or I’d give him a slo-poke candy bar and he’d glue his mouth shut.
And I’d put guppies in his water bowl.
He go crazy trying to catch em.
In some ways Black Bears are worse than Grizzlies. A Black Bear will wound it’s prey and feast on it while still alive. That would be a bad way to go. I imagine Grizzly man checked out pretty quick.
They certainly are, though. That was NOT something covered in culinary school. I had to learn that from family.
The first one you trap. Chop him into itty bitty pieces.
Spread them pieces all around the yard.
You won’t have any more coon problems for a long time.
Coons love dog food.
Squirrels love dog food.
Birds love dog food.
Cats love dog food.
Opossums love dog food.
Don’t leave dog food outsideor just inside the pet door entrance.
You cannot drive them away, you have to shoot them. Hateful vermin rabies carriers that kill your chickens, turkeys rabbits and anything else that is smaller than them...they growl, hiss and spit when caught in a live trap...a bullet usually puts a stop to that..hateful critters...
Algonquian term meaning "he scratches with his hands".
My neighbor thought they were cute and was feeding the things. I told him if he hears my 12 gauge don't call the cops. ;-)
Those little bandits are cute, but they kill chickens, ducks and baby geese... worse, they just kill them for the fun of killing.
They are not welcome on my property.
I heard a rumor that raccoons eat snails and salamanders. Any truth to this?
Dunno. Let's ask the experts...
Dunno. Let's ask the experts...
Similar to the one used in this example?
You spend a month and half getting rabies shots.
They may not “hurt” like they used to but you definitely *do* feel like 9 yards of unpaved Hell.
It took 7 months for my injection spots to stop the infernal burning and itching.
*Very* funny, Null.
Rabies changes everything.
It took *3* 9mils in the chest at nearly point blank range to stop the rabid momma coon.
The much smaller rabid babies took 2, each.
It was a -very- unpleasant but necessary deed.
[and single head shots were totally out of the question...I *knew* they’d need getting tested]
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