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10/10/06 4:54 PM
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Xtina
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Yes, wear gloves while tying wire. It's not that hard. You definintely don't want an angry wild raccoon loose in your car while you're trying to drive down the road. :(
10/10/06 5:00 PM
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we skin the raccoons and stretch the hides.

The bodies we dump in a ditch, the coyotes get them eventually.

10/10/06 5:05 PM
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That trap + Long pipe + Blanket + Car = dead coon Attach the pipe to the exhaust, then the other end next to the cage, cover both with a blanket = sleepy time.
10/10/06 5:25 PM
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If you are worried at all about the legal end of things, you need to know that it's illegal in Indiana to transplant raccoons without involving a conservation officer, or hunt them without a license. Bottom line, really, is that they will go away on their own if you cut off the food supply that attracted them in the first place.
10/10/06 5:26 PM
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catch it and try to tame it... break the little sucker. then train it to kill the neighborhood cats.
10/10/06 6:11 PM
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10/10/06 7:13 PM
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pussy. go buy a good quality pellet gun. You live in America now! You have to have a good pellet gun. Then jusy shoot the fucking thing.
10/11/06 9:47 AM
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Yeah but Pikey, it seems like even more hassle to then get rid of the body?
10/11/06 9:50 AM
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I live in the sprawling urban environment that is Indianapolis, not some po-dunk NY/NJ town.
10/11/06 10:32 AM
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Toss the body in a garbage bag and put in in the trash.
10/11/06 10:43 AM
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Where I live, you cannot transport the raccoon (or squirrel, gopher, etc) to another location (park, field, etc.) You can, however, kill it while it is on your property. Submerging the cage is water until the animal drowns is the best way to rid yourself of the problem. Make sure that the cage is secure (bungee, rope) before submerging. Several minutes is all it takes. If the raccoon is not in your house, it will probably leave when the food supply is gone. Make sure that you cover your garbage cans well. Be careful, raccoons are notorious for carrying rabies.
10/11/06 10:51 AM
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or drop in a sack from the live trap and slam the bag against the concrete. That is a very effective method, but a 30 lb boar could give you a hard time.

It's best to shoot it.

10/11/06 10:57 AM
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10/11/06 10:59 AM
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Get a big net. lol or for added fun, catch a raccoon in a tree and squirt em in the face with a water gun. haha the fuckers will stay there for a good five minutes enduring your minor annoyances.
10/11/06 1:45 PM
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I think I'm just going to trap and release....but the Mrs thinks I'm crazy for even doing that myself...says I should get help...FFS
10/11/06 1:47 PM
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LOL at listening to the Mrs! This is hunting. No girls allowed. Raccoons kill dogs. Remember that when you decide to get close.
10/11/06 2:08 PM
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"This is hunting. No girls allowed." That's what I told her...just before she felt the back of my hand!!!!!
10/11/06 2:37 PM
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Get a have a heart trap like the ones pictured. Bait it with a peanut butter sandwitch (put the sandwitch in the center of the switch I have seed racoons reach in and pull the bait out bit by bit) Release coon in friends yard/house far away from your home. Or kill at your pleasure (btw. if anybody has a pellet gun that can kill coons pleas let me know where I can get one) If you catch a skunk lolz
10/11/06 2:39 PM
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shibby...if I catch a skunk, it will die of starvation.
10/11/06 3:01 PM
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Ok - which one of these should I get?? http://www.wildlife-traps.com/racoons.html
10/11/06 3:20 PM
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Interesting web site. I hope you don't end up catching a skunk instead!
10/11/06 3:31 PM
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I remember my grandfather once caught a nutra rat in one of those traps. LOL at trying to let it out humanely. I ended up shooting it through the holes.
10/11/06 3:33 PM
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I've done this literally dozens of times using a live trap as illustrated. Just put a contractor trash bag down first in your car if you are worried about mess. I had a raccoon get its hand/paw caught in a tiki torch in my backyard, fucker was hanging there all night. Neighbors said it screeched all night, I was whiskeyed up and heard nothing! Next morning I'm making coffee and do a "wtf?" doubletake. I had to free it by hand and it was not amused. I was afraid if it bit me I'd have to kill it and get it checked for rabies. Luckily I've got fast hands. This time of year I sometimes have to clear the goofy bastards off of my deck with a hockey stick. They come up there to play.
10/11/06 3:34 PM
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Try this http://www.critter-repellent.com/raccoon/raccoon-repellent.php Is it getting into your garbage, or just shitting? My g/f's step dad used to make an emulsion with fish that he used on his tomato plants. Coons were attracted to it and always tearing shit up. He mixed the emulsion with a shitload of crushed red pepper, and put in on his plants. He also put it in his garbage. The next morning, he had two raccoons in his yard- one by the garden, one by the garbage. And they were dry heaving like you wouldn't believe. Never saw them again after that.
10/11/06 3:42 PM
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pouring bleach on your garbage is effective also.

Skunks cannot spray if they cannot raise their tail.


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