Track in the snow...Raccoon?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by princessmama, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two sets of tracks came out from under an old cabin on our place and wandered across the yard. A smaller set was up near the chicken coop... I know we have a pair of foxes here and last spring when our chicken coop was broken into and all the chicks and ducklings killed at once I thought it was the foxes. Most of the birds were carried off but a few were left behind. (there were 12 chicks--fully feathered and two ducklings). Now I'm wondering if it was coons?
    (my son's hand in the pic)

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Not really sure, it kinda looks like racoons to me too. I'd set a trap if I were you. Sounds like they will be back.
     
  3. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, hubby is talking about setting live traps pretty soon. Hopefully next week we'll have time to do it. If they're living right there I'm sure they'll be thinking of ways to get at our chickens!!
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    First pic, I cant tell

    but the last ones look Coon' ish to me
     
  5. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks raccoony to me as well, the way it narrows at the back. Glad you got a heads-up that they're in the area. Good luck!
     
  6. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's exactly what I thought too.
     
  7. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Coon!
     
  8. princessmama

    princessmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any tips for live trapping raccoons?? I've heard they're difficult to catch.
     
  9. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    Looks like a coon to me.
     
  10. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Well they like chicken, try using a carcass as bait.
     

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