Looky what I caught in my duck pen

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Funky Feathers, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Yep, Fattie caught a fattie and a half! Now to take them swimming (trap and all), and then use them to teach our dog (GSD) what we do with raccoons!

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  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Wow! That one on the bottom looks mean. Most of the time they will give you this really pitiful look.

    I would be careful about using them for training your dog. Even if they are not showing any symptoms of Rabies, it's better to play it safe.
     
  3. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as your dog has a rabies shot it will be fine.
     
  4. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job. For all who read this, do not ever sic your dog on a coon if there is water nearby that he can get to. A coon will drown a dog pronto in not much water, and they can easily drown one bigger than themselves. My pit bull used to just grab them or groundhogs and shake them real hard and break their necks. Quick merciful kill. No, I never sicced him on them, but he hated them nonetheless and would jump one before I ever saw it.
     
  5. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I only use dead coons to train my dog. I want to train her to go after & kill them if she finds them going after our birds. There isn't any water close by.
     
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  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean they weren't supposed to be in your duck pen?? [​IMG]

    Geez - I didn't know that about the combination of coons, dogs and water. Good to know, they can be such mean little buggers.

    I hope that's the last of them for you!
     
  7. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad your birds were okay! Have you figured out how they're getting in? Hopefully access can be shut down so a situation like this doesn't arise again. I try to pred proof like crazy to try to avoid anyone on either end of the deal (pred or prey) getting hurt, but always worry that something might outsmart my 'system'. So far, so good [​IMG]
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  8. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Must have been coon day in Maryland today
    I had to shoot one in my driveway this morning, had rabies for sure, tossing,falling and foam around mouth.
     
  9. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sad... You did that one a favor though, by ending its suffering.
    JJ
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Ummm...couldn't you just shoot them?? Drowning them seems cruel...not a quick death at all...
     
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