Racoon problem in residential area

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  1. RIFLEMAN97

    RIFLEMAN97 Well-Known Member

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    How do I get rid of two problem raccoons that my neighbor is feeding with cat food?
     
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  2. hombre243

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    Shoot the neighbor...or rent a havaheart trap and use some tuna as bait. Then eat the coon...preferably with homemade noodles. But roast coon is pretty good too. :D
     

  3. RIFLEMAN97

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    Pretty sure there's something wrong with the coons they are out in the day
     
  4. RIFLEMAN97

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    How bout fill a garbage can with water and then put a piece of food on top of a piece of cardboard in goes coon and drowns
     
  5. marlinmounter

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    The Aguila .22 LR Super Calibri will take out a raccoon (I've killed 2) with less noise than a pellet gun; no powder in the cartridge but the primer does a great job of propelling the bullet adequately at short range...my Golden Retriever doesn't know she'd get her butt torn up in a fight with one- I live in an urban community and my neighbors never hear a shot...
     
  6. SWO1

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    Coons can swim. Many a good coon dog has been lured into the water by them....not a fair fight......:eek:
     
  7. hombre243

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    Coons are out day and night. Doesn't have to be anything wrong with them. With all the rain, could be they just got flooded out. When I lived in the city we would have coons comin and going from the storm drains all the time. They are easy to trap with a live trap. A can of tuna and some corn in a bowl and they will gladly dine at the table you have set for them. You dispose of them as you see fit. Why are you worried about them? Are they damaging your property?
     
  8. RIFLEMAN97

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    Well we haven't had a lot of rain since like 2 weeks ago, it's been hot and humid. Ill try my pellet gun first
     
  9. hombre243

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    They will want your coonfession

    And when you wound the animal and the neighbor sees that someone has shot the animals they are feeding, you may be asked if you know anything about it. If they are not damaging your property you should ignore them. It may be better to report the neighbor who is attracting the raccoons by feeding them. It is the neighbor who is creating the nuisance.
     
  10. RIFLEMAN97

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    It won't be wounded, trust me

    And he also feed stray cats, he's an old man, he lost his dog a couple years ago, 17 years old, let him have his cats, no coons tho
     
  11. DUTCHS

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    Call Turtleman:D
     
  12. Spoon

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    Depends upon WHICH STATE you reside. Don't reckon anyone around here, outside of a couple "country clubbers" with noses pointing a bit too high would really care...or even notice. Urban coons can be active at anytime. If they've already been 'baptized' into the welfare way. They'll come to the food source whenever they get a whiff. Hate to see them go to waste, they do make some pretty good eats if it's not an old boar and the grand matriarch. Noticed a strange fur ball and thought it was another cat this morning ~ 0900 Twas a small ground hog nosing around the steps to the kid's company office this morning. Not the right place for harvesting with a center-fire pistol right in the 'middle of town', beside not legal unless animal is confirmable as a nuisance, in which case...termination is allowed IAW MO Dept of Conservation regs. SO in MO...if your raccoons are nuisances and you've reported them for extrication via Havahart cage trap and no action by Animal Control or the Game Warden after 3-7 days, I'd feel no obligation to be concerned about punching their ticket to the pot for a parboil and onto the grill :D A subsonic will humanely dispatch even a big old coon.
     
  13. RIFLEMAN97

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    Ny

    What if I lace food with some arsenic or some sorts
     
  14. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Pest control in an urban area is tough at best, due to firearm laws prohibiting the discharge of any firearm within city limits.

    Traps and poison are permitted by law in some areas...and any advice taken off a public forum should be compared to local city ordinances before being utilized.

    Always know the law before utilizing any destructive device or substance for pest control...
     
  15. RIFLEMAN97

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    Ya local Home Depot sells rat poison so lets make some cake! For the raccoons that it
     
  16. Spoon

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    Trouble brewing with poison! What IF a neighbor's cat/pup happened to get loose and take the bait before the coons get to it. What other critters could you possibly be responsible for terminating with a poisoned bait?

    Call, give em a couple of days to respond with cage trap and then either shoot the damn thing or forget about it. You probably don't want the bad PR and a lawsuit brought for taking out an extended family member from someone's household.
     
  17. RIFLEMAN97

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    One got "hit by a car"
     
  18. FOUR4D4

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    call animal control. Coons can have rabies :eek:
     
  19. Spoon

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    :D Wurkz 4 Me!
     
  20. RIFLEMAN97

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    The other seems to have been killed by a large dose of bug bomb is my garage