Rabid Coon?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobbyb13, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

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    I decided to take a walk this morning, since it quit raining. My old dog Jack as company, and the cell phone that my wife insists I have at all times. When I rounded the corner of the tractor shed, Jack is raising heck, and a freaking coon boils out from under some old lumber stacked there. The fight was on. I could not get a shot for fear of hitting Jack. The old hound finaly got a strangle hold on the coon and shook the thing to death, then I shot it with the Buckmark for good measure. Funny how something that lasts probably less than a minute seems like a day. I called the animal warden, he picked up the coon, and I took Jack to the vet. He got chewed up a bit, and his shots are current. They cleaned him up, gave him a booster shot, and told me to keep him in for 15 days, and watch him. I didn't handle Jack or the coon. Already took a shower. Rabies scare the piss outta me. Now I have to wait for a lab report. Reminds a man how fortunate he is to have a good hound, and a firearm.
     
  2. McNabb11b

    McNabb11b New Member

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    Sorry for your dog. Good dogs are just another reason why I know that God loves us. I hope all turns out well.
     

  3. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

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    Don't worry to much

     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Jack's a good friend. I hope he stays well.
     
  5. cpttango30

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    If he is up to date on his shots and you didn't start chewing on him or the dog you should be good to go.

    Rabies is no joke. I have delt with it as I was the Rabies Bite control officer for Fort Dix, McGuire AFB and Lakehurts NAS.

    I have been shot up a few times with rabies for vaccination. I have seen in person that Rabies makes animals do serious things. I watched a cat defye gravity and run circles around his cage from top to bottom none stop. Talk about fun If I had some stray that bit a person I have to kill it and cut its head off. I would then package it up in a foam cooler and pack ice around it and send it off.

    I had 2 seperate cases of it at Fort Dix. 4 people had to go on rabbies shots. Them suckers are no gd joke they hurt.

    Keep an eye on old yeller and yourself you never know.
     
  6. canebrake

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    I think I've got your number bobby!
    You're just workin' on getin' back to those therapists! [​IMG]
     
  7. Dillinger

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    No truer words my friend. I am glad that you and the hound appear fine on the surface. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for both of you guys...

    And what THE HELL is in the water over there? :eek: I immediately demand that bad sh!t stop happening to you and your loved ones!!

    Don't make JD angry Fate, you won't like me when I'm angry. :mad:

    JD
     
  8. bobbyb13

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  9. Dillinger

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    Completely understand my friend. I'll raise a glass in your honor and shoot a flaming arrow into the pyre with your men. :D

    But HOW MUCH FOR THE DUCK?!?!?!
     
  10. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Between medical issues, coon attacks, and exploding brushfires, maybe you should think about a rabbits foot or something.:)
     
  11. bobbyb13

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    I just about busted a gut there Benning. Cuse me me while I go blast a wabbit:D
     
  12. bobbyb13

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    Update

    Jack is doing fine. Still his ornery cussed old self. Goes back for a check up tomorrow. The coon was rabid.
     
  13. AsmelEduardo

    AsmelEduardo New Member

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    Damn... At least Jack seems to be fine.... the good news is he had his shots, keep us informed. :rolleyes:
     
  14. canebrake

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    Bobby, here's how to get JD off your back:

    Click on the film clip.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. WDB

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    Cane that is great:D:D:D
     
  16. WDB

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    Bobby, We'll keep our fingers crossed for Jack.
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Good luck to Jack!

    I'm not a fan of 'coons. When I previously lived in Memphis, TN, i walked in to see the attic drop-door open one night; after looking around i saw an agitated 'coon. I tried to be nice & herd the 'coon out the door without really hurting it; it literally "came right at me". I split its wig with an aluminum bat & looked at my 20+ pound cat with a good bit of disappointment.

    I envy that country living; i'm doing the small town living thing now, have to pee in the backyard to avoid upsetting neighbors.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  18. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    Or you could try indoor plumbing.:D:D:D