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Racoon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Slotred, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    I found coon tracks around my run, so I bought a Have a Heart trap, but it was flimsy and useless, so I bought a leg-hold trap and caught him. He weighed about 20 pounds. Yesterday, I put 2-tons of fresh sand in the run, and this morning there were more coon tracks around the run. I had re-baited the steel trap and left it in the same area, but apparently the raccoon was to smart to get caught in the same trap as his buddy, so I moved it. I hope to get him tonight. Any suggestions? By the way, I live in the suburbs, on a busy street.
    Thanks.
     
  2. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the run wire is secure, wired in on the roof and around the base about 12" up then don't be real worried. He'll be hungry, frusterated and tired of the chickens blowing raspberries at them [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks very much. My run is secure, and I keep the girls locked up at night, so I'm fairly well prepared. However, I am aware of how smart those animals are, so as far as I'm concerned, a good coon is a dead coon, at least in my yard.
     
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Amen bro. As long as the birds are safe, you can focus on trapping out the critters at your leasure
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:change the way you set the trap instead of a pocket set use a dirt hole and cover the trap some with dirt use a different bait etc change the location
     

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