I caught a raccoon & another & another ***GRAPHIC PICS*** pic heavy

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by keirys, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Jcs honey bees

    Jcs honey bees Hatching

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    I was looking at adding a layer of hardware cloth on top of the chicken wire today. I have not been keeping them out at night since they are only 2 weeks old. I just lost track of time watching a movie with the wife and when I went out to check the coons had already done their damage. I should not need more than 2 feet of height on the hard ware cloth correct?
     
  2. keirys

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    sorry to hear about that..they are comming out early this time of year beacuse they have young to feed.
     
  3. keirys

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    I would put hardware cloth on every opening
     
  4. keirys

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    Its odd.because the law states you cant relocate but yet animal contol can. Hopefully they are just saying that but destroy them anyway.
     
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  5. I agree and hope the same. They should know to do the responsible thing. It'swro g for the animals as well as the people that may live in the area.
     
  6. BlueMouse

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    can you catch a fox in one of these traps?? or do they just work for coons? I figure if you catch a cat? I've got a fox problem and I'm trying to figure out how to get him without getting local dogs/cats/other wildlife.
     
  7. aart

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    In the Duke's Dog Proof Coon traps? I doubt it. I don't think their 'hands' are dexterous enough like a coons are.

    ETA: 'Dog Proof Coon'
     
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  8. BlueMouse

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    I thought not, but figured I'd rather ask a dumb question than miss a possible solution.
     
  9. PeacockMan

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    Stretch a hot wire 6 to 8 inches off the ground. Get a good fence charger that sends out 1 joule. These are also known as a 25 mile fence. Make sure you do the research and install the hotwire properly. Hot wires are like septic lines. Few people put them in properly. That is why they often give trouble. When you get the hot wire up, every coon, skunk and possum will leave and never come back. And, dogs for sure do not like them either. Properly hot wires are maintenance free and operate at a very low cost of only a couple dollars per month.
     
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