Trapped out first coon this morning. PICS

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by The Sheriff, Dec 24, 2009.

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  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I went out this morning to find a huge raccoon in the trap. The silkies were playing right in front of it, oblivious to the danger. This guy could stick his arm out of the cage about 8 inches.

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  2. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooah!! Nice catch! [​IMG]
     
  3. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool , I set my live trap out several times only thing I caught was my cat, after three times I just quit setting it
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    That little silkie is hilarious!! Shes not afraid of anything!
     
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's Blue Mama, she's more dumb than brave!
     
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just read a post on here this very week about a guy who re-homed a coon. Said he did a 3 hr drive so may have been 1 1/2 hr each way. Anyway, it came back and it was not long before he showed up again either. he was positive that it was the same one due to something he noticed about it. They have terrific homing instincts from what I have read. [​IMG]

    (Any I catch are going to be re-homed to a hole I have waiting in my woods. Have not yet done any trapping tho due to no scat or sign of digging around the run.) [​IMG]
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:That's Blue Mama, she's more dumb than brave!

    When I set my trap within sight of the coop, I know at daylight if I caught a predator. My rooster sounds the alarm and will NOT be quiet until he can't see the raccoon anymore. He won't let the hens go out either if I open the coop before the coon is out of sight.

    He's not afraid of cats so they don't get the same announcement.
     
  8. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A re-homed coon. The gift that keeps on giving. An unsuspecting chicken owner from "out of town' gets mutilated chickens for Christmas. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sorry you don't approve but that is our only option. Can't kill it and no animal control here.
     
  10. chickeydee

    chickeydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a law there about killing coons ? What about when it kills your chickens Than what . Do you have a right to kill then . I would hate to come home to a coon eating my birds ,I would kill it .Pretty Silkie there .
     
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