How do I dispose of raccoon if i trap one?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JulieNKC, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Ok, I've lost a few chickens to what I am pretty sure is a raccoon family. I set a live trap tonight, but I'm in city limits and need to find a humane way to dispose of the critter if I catch one. No guns, and drowning it doesn't seem like a nice way to go. Would a nail gun be humane? Or would the car exhaust method be nicer? I am calling animal control tomorrow to see if they will put it down for me, but I don't have a truck and am not really wanting to ride with a mean raccoon in my backseat, doesn't seem too safe to me.
  2. txreddirtgirl

    txreddirtgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Decatur, Tx
    Maybe find a friend with a truck who will help you take it to a far away park? [​IMG]
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Maybe find a friend with a truck who will help you take it to a far away park?

    Most likely that's illegal, and it's never a good idea to relocate wild animals

    I'd do the car exhaust.

    The nail gun is too dangerous​
  4. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Illegal to relocate unless it's to private property with the consent of the property owner. I don't know anyone who'd want me to dump a raccoon on them. I don't know anyone in the country in the same state, and I'm pretty sure it's illegal to take them out of the state so whatever I do has to be here. Looked up animal control and they don't deal with wildlife. Am going to call the conservation department tomorrow and ask what they suggest I guess. Just says on their website they suggest disposal of raccoons, and not relocation, but doesn't say how.
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Use a shovel. But at least 3 feet of dirt on top.
  6. shadust1

    shadust1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    loretto, pa
    just [​IMG] it less chicken killer!!! (wasnt really what i wanted to say)[​IMG]
  7. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Do you have a garage? Put in earplugs and pop it in the head with a .22.

    Dry ice is another method of asphyxiation. Probably not the most gentle of deaths but killing is not pretty even if it is a pest.
  8. ruffedgrouse

    ruffedgrouse Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 20, 2011
    Central Pennsylvania
    Quote:I would either shoot it or use the car exhaust. Thats a hard decision since you live in city limits.
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    If it were me I'd shoot it, but I don't live in town where that would be problematic.

    In your circumstances I'd probably drop the live trap in a garbage can full of water and drown it. Not as quick as a well placed shot, but then neither are the asphyxiation methods.
  10. goldtopper

    goldtopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    If you have a .22, you can get bullets from Colibri, also called cb caps. Any gun store carries them. They are a powderless load, primer only. You can easily pop the coon in the head, even in your yard and it is very quiet. Make sure you have backing behind the trap to stop the bullet. Even though they are very light loads, they'll still likely pass through it's head. Do it at night if you haven't got a fence.

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