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Aggressive Gangs of Raccoons in British Columbia

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by calista, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although this disturbing article covers gangs of raccoons in British Columbia targeting family cats, what every chicken owner who hasn't encountered these predatory vermin yet should take away from the story is this statement:

    City wildlife experts say raccoons and cats occasionally spar over territory, but itÂ’s rare that raccoons will hunt down a large animal to eat.

    Not so rare anymore. They're becoming increasingly "territorial" in this area.

    Notice also that their local Animal Protection Society considers raccoons "pests."

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...f-raccoons-preying-on-family-pets-in-b-c?bn=1

    Just a heads-up for BYC members in the area to fortify their coops and protect their pets -- and a plea to everyone NOT to relocate raccoons.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That's pretty disturbing. Poor kitties- I would think they would act quickly to eliminate them. I'm sure that neighborhood has small children in it as well and if the response would be the same if one of them were attacked "its the parents responsibility to keep their children locked indoors........"
     
  3. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky those gangs of raccoons are east to spot- just look for their little black leather jackets and tattoos.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if the more aggressive coons teach this behavior to their offspring -- does anyone know? I do worry that gang-member raccoons might attack a toddler if they're bold enough to corner a cat. [​IMG]
     
  5. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raccoons and Cats will fight if the cat is a aggressor but my biggest problem is Cougars killing and eating my Cats.
    In a twist of fate Cougars also like to eat Raccoons [​IMG]
     

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