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Old 07-10-2005, 06:16 PM  
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How to kill Racoons?

I've got a bit of a problem. The local racoons have decided my backyard is a good place to take a dump. Normally this wouldn't bother me much, because I can just scoop it along with the dog poo. The thing is, everytime I let my dog out, and there is a fresh pile of racoon poo, he decides he needs to roll around in it.

As you can imagine, a dog that just rolled in fresh racoon sh*t doesn't smell very good. In fact, it's enough to gag a maggot. Since it normally happens at night, or first thing in the morning, I'm repeatedly stuck with a dog that needs a bath at the most inconvenient times. If I shower him at night, I have a wet dog that needs to stay inside (stinking of wet dog) until the morning. Bathing him first thing in the morning isn't exactly convenient either. And in general, regardless of the time of day, I don't enjoy bathing a 85 pound ADHD Weimeraner.

The obvious solution is to eliminate the racoons. What's not obvious is how to do it without discharging a gun within city limits. I would prefer to snuff the life out from the rotten little bastards, in a slow painful way. I'm also open to suggestions on how to just keep them off my property, but I really would prefer it if they were dead.

My thinking at this time is to leave out an anti-freeze smoothie. The plus side would be eliminating any stray cats as well. The downside is the risk to dogs. I may also try spotlighting them at night. Problem being my pellet gun won't kill them, and I can't hold a spotlight while shooting a bow. Not to mention waving a spotlight in a residential area at night is bound to attract cops.

Anyways, I'm open to suggestions. I may even try and post some sort of progress report, with pictures of the enemy's corpses.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:23 PM   #3
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This guy I know has assassinated Racoons in town for hire before.

If you know where they're coming through your fence or under something, its pretty easy to pick them off with a 110 conobear trap that you can buy for $15.

If they're coming under your deck/porch/house...you can use some simple household Amonia in a mayonaise lid to run them off...same for skunks et al.

You can also get some "silent" .22 shells that are quiet, and will Eliminate the problem if placed in the brainpan.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:31 PM   #4
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This guy I know has assassinated Racoons in town for hire before.

If you know where they're coming through your fence or under something, its pretty easy to pick them off with a 110 conobear trap that you can buy for $15.

If they're coming under your deck/porch/house...you can use some simple household Amonia in a mayonaise lid to run them off...same for skunks et al.

You can also get some "silent" .22 shells that are quiet, and will Eliminate the problem if placed in the brainpan.
I thought about traps. I have several trapping buddies that could hook me up with the equipment. It's just a matter of setting them in the right spot, and not catching my own dog or a neighbor kid.

They aren't bothering the house. They seem to mess around in my hedgerow that lines my back chain link fence. It's pretty dense in there, but I'm certain they don't actually live in there, or they would have met my dog by now. That damn hedgerow attracts more ****ing wildlife. I had the pleasure of mowing some baby bunnies this morning, and the few that survived will be weimeraner snacks soon enough, further ruining my dog's interest in pheasant.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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I don't know how big your dog is, but a 110 looks like 2 metal squares not much larger than a CD/DVD box..they fold out into a springed "x" with a trip switch and will smash their neck. Unless you've got one of those little yappers....it won't be a life threatening problem...cats, rabbits et al...there Could be "collateral damage".

Its silent...and effective BUT you have to put it either on a closed point in a trail, or where they crawl through/under a fence/building.


Find where they're crawling through/under your chainlink, borrow a trap and you'll have the problem solved in a week. It'd work better if your friend can Show you how to set them properly....

Get them tossed out of town that day though...coons stink fast.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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It's just a matter of setting them in the right spot, and not catching my own dog.
Sounds to me like you need a better dog. One that will kill a coon.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:39 PM   #7
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http://www.havahart.com/nuisance/raccoon/raccoons.asp

I have used the havahart products to get squirrels out of my attic and it worked really well. Most of the squirrels don't even come in my yard anymore. They have sprays,pellets to put down on your property line or cages.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:41 PM   #8
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How to kill a racoon:
If he's far away, use a rifle. If he's close, use a shotgun. Simple.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:42 PM   #9
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Sounds to me like you need a better dog. One that will kill a coon.
Not as easy as it sounds.

Real coon dogs are awesome. But adult coons are strong mofo's. I've heard of them dragging good size dogs to tje nearest pond and drowning them.
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:42 PM   #10
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Brilliant Idea, for the Suburban homeowner...

Its obvious JSP, you need to hire the Guntherizershow to rope in from a chopper at take a chain gun to them...........

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Old 07-10-2005, 07:06 PM   #11
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Sneak up behind them as they start to attack the "accidently left under the step garbage bag with left over sdunday dinner in it" and smash em' in the head with a pike pole while their eating a last supper
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:21 PM   #12
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Well, a silencer 9mm gun will solve it.
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:25 PM   #13
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #14
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I've traped lots of racoons in live traps in barns and out buildings. That way if you catch something you don't want to catch you can turn it loose. You can take the racoon out into the country and either shoot it or turn it loose. This also works on skunks, but you want to cover them when you approach the trap so you won't get sprayed.
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:44 PM   #15
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