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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Vadgo, Sep 29, 2009.
Quote:Really? Do people eat raccoons?
Yes, and they are right tasty.
I "give it back" by laying it at the far corner of our property. The coyotes and buzzards clean it to the bones.
I normally throw dead pests in the burn barrel or toss far in the woods.
Around here, coons are commonly rabid. (I think around 15-20%.) If I killed one, I would probably be sure to either burn it, bury it or make sure it was buried in the landfill. Critters that feed on rabid carrion end up getting rabies themselves.
Yeah they do, although I personally think they're too nasty to want to try one.
They couldnt be more "nasty" than a chicken
Throw the body in the woods and it will be gone in a week or less, depending on the temperatures
Quote:They couldnt be more "nasty" than a chicken
My chickens don't carry Rabies.
My trash can has a lid.
My trash bags can be tied off.
I am NOT putting a raccoon in my freezer.
If you have flies coming in your door from your trash can I would recommend moving the trash can, shutting the lid of the trash can and bagging your trash.
I still say...
I do bag all my trash, thank you very much.
My trash can has a lid too. Again thanks for suggesting that I have a trash pile right outside my front door. In fact I put one of those poisoned pest strip fly killers things inside my tash can and watch the flies pile up in the bottom.
Apparently you underestimate either one or both:
1) a flies ability to get in a VERY tiny crack (do they sell airtight trash cans nowadays? not at my Wal-Mart)
2) the ability of something dead (including the meat package from a dead animal) to stink through a plastic bag - especially after sitting in the 100 degree sun for a few days.
The trash can is around the corner of the garage so it's not in my front door, but flies....um, FLY. I really don't want to drag it all the way out to the far edge of the back yard and then back up to the street four times a week.
Believe me, for some people the freezer really is a good option!
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