Raccoon Problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gamelife, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. gamelife

    gamelife Songster

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    Any tips or tricks to get rid of these coons? They got a hold of my sons pet rooster. The roo was in a pen
    and they managed to pull his wing through the wire and eat it to the bone. It was awful and sad, I had to put the bird down. I since then made my pens coon proof but they still terrify the chickens at night.
    Those pests need to go.
    Any advice?
     

  2. workinnanie

    workinnanie Songster

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    We live trap and relocate but haven't had a problem since my hh(handy hubby) put a green snow fence in the woods surrounding out property!
     
  3. mominoz

    mominoz Songster

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    Coons are "little bears" and have all night to work, often in groups. Hotwire ,one near ground, one near top of fence will do the trick. Or a bullet.......... they will keep coming back for more "meals" and will bring friends and family. They can carry rabies.... Smart, nasty predators.
     
  4. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Songster

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    Many coons can be caught quite easily in a strong live trap. That way you don't have to stay up all night. I bait mine with dry cat food. Sometimes catch a cat but just turn it loose no worse for wear.
     

  5. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Quote:Hey, they got a free meal [​IMG]
     
  6. aprophet

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    I just googled coon trapping there was a tips and tricks link that looked pretty good
     
  7. workinnanie

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    Quote:I always thought coons were so cute.....until we live trapped a few. They are really mean! Careful!
     

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