Raccoon

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dunerunner, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    OK, I have a mating pair living under my deck; I hope. They may have burrowed under the foundation and might be under the house.

    Can't find a critter control company who will deal with them, all say it is too late in the year.

    I'm not in the country so can't shoot the damned things.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Live traps. Trap them and "relocate" them with a sub sonic 22.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Gasoline and a match....Oh.....wait a minute.....belay that last order.
     
  4. hogrider

    hogrider New Member

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    I think your only option is to trap and relocate the nasty little critters. Wear heavy gloves handling the trap with the animal in it too.
     
  5. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    I'm thinking a combination of live trap and sub .22, don't won a pair of heavy gloves!! :D

    I worry about there being more than just the two, like baby raccoon, anybody know when they usually birth. I'd suspect it would be Spring....
     
  6. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Shawee under da porch!

    Borrow live traps from the local dog pound. I find that Coons can not resist fresh crabs. Put one debacked in each trap. Or use Tuna Fish thats canned in oil. Relocate to a Democratic state.:eek::)
     
  7. hogrider

    hogrider New Member

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    Raccoons generally birth in Spring, around April and May.
     
  8. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    I canned Tuna this fall and have the carcase in the freezer. Was going to use it for crab bait, but...:D
     
  9. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That'll do alot of good in Oregon:rolleyes: He makes me laugh. He violates so many regulations.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    live trap and get some bayonet practice be sure to invit a peta person for the stabbing practice
     
  11. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Great links....Thanks!!

    A reason to buy a high powered pneumatic rifle!! :D

    I'll keep you posted!
     
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  12. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Well guys, the rifle will have to wait.

    I found a trapper who will set the trap for $50 and charges $35 per critter. Combined, that's less than the Air Rifle I had all picked out. Traps would have cost me $65 each, so after adding the $180 for the air rifle $130 for the two traps, the wife thought the trapper was the better option.:rolleyes:

    Let that be a lesson...act quickly, it is to your advantage!!:D

    In Oregon, you can trap and relocate. You have to purchase a permit. Raccoon are considered fur bearers during the trapping season and rodents outside the season.
     
  13. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I'd opt for a more humane killing, personally. :confused:
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    pump the holes full of Propane and light it off. a little pop and it is GOOD NIGHT IRENE...........

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  15. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Great Tango, but these critters are under my house!! :D
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    thats why i suggested the bayonet and peta witness...
     
  17. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Have you heard of the crittergetter...sounds like a redneck home remedy but you never know...just be sure to keep the windows open...:eek:

    Gopher control, Mole control, Vole control - remove any burrowing pest from your yard or garden

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  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    im not really sure what to think about the critter getter!! lol