Racoon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Newchickenguy84, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    So just caught a racoon on my porch trying to get into my brooder. Which they cannot. However I did pop a few rounds off at it was it was running in the dark. Does anyone know if it will stay away after being fired at?
     
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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    They are like little Terminators.
    If you didn't get him, he'll be back!
    :gig
     
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  3. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    Find out in the morning if I got it. Was to dark to see only got off two shots.
     
  4. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

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    My guess: if you didn't make contact, it was just an odd noise and he... or she ... will be back. There are lots of hungry, growing babies about right now, foxes, coyotes, raccoons and more, which means lots of mommas out scouting for groceries. And roosting chickens in a coop smell like an awful lot like sitting ducks! ;)
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Set a live trap and get him (her) and be sure!
    Are you positive that nobody can get into your brooder? Raccoons are smart and strong!
    Mary
     
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  6. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    My brooder is filled with ducks, Chickens, and turkeys. If it wasn't for my house guest staying in the room would have never known it was up there
     
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  7. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    I'm using a tote with the handle that click on. Then cut out the center and put in hardware cloth with 1x2 both bottom and top holding it together
     
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Can you bring it inside?
    Never underestimate what a raccoon can do!
    Mary
     
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  9. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Songster

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    Worried. Raccoon can probably open that hands down. :(
     
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  10. Newchickenguy84

    Newchickenguy84 Chirping

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    I am not able to bring it in. However what I can do is tape down the handles so it cannot grab them
     
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