Tucson WARNING!--Coon populations are growing here and they hath no mercy....

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by GreenDiva, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. GreenDiva

    GreenDiva New Egg

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    Hi friends,

    Just a concerned heads up for you folks in the Tucson area, raccoons are ramping up population numbers here. As if we didn't already have enough predators vying for our precious feathered creatures. My poor dear friend just lost her entire flock to a coon and she had them in one of the best coops I have ever seen (complete with bay windows). So sad indeed and I am freaked out about them coming for my chicken goddesses, even in the heart of downtown. I do not have a raccoon proof coop yet but someone is going to help me build one, he's not available though for another week. I am praying that they can be spared until he can get here and help me build a fortress.

    I moved here from Florida 6 years ago, but didn't get chickens until I came here. You see, in Florida, coons, possum and armadillos are everywhere! With the exception of a wildlife rehab place that fosters baby raccoons where I volunteered when I first moved here, I have NEVER (knock on wood) seen a coon since I am here in Tucson. But there have now been 2 incidents within a week, my friend who lost her flock (she's out near Tanque Verde) and about 2 miles away from where I live downtown, raccoons were captured at Desert Survivors nursery and taken to be released some where else.

    Just passing on info if you are in the area so you are prepared.

    Peace and good cluck!
    Green Diva
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I've been telling people about the raccoon population in Tucson since I've been on BYC. I think most people don't believe me. We have them here in the center of town too. Could you please post this in the Arizona thread? I'm so sorry about your friend's birds. I hope you can get yours safe soon.
     
  3. GreenDiva

    GreenDiva New Egg

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    Hi Gallo! I thought I did post this to the Arizona thread. This forum set up is very confusing to me. Apparently I am BYC Forum challenged.

    Sorry I never made it to see your fantastic coop, my grapevine isn't looking so hot.

    In the meantime I will figure out how to post this where I had intended. [​IMG]

    Cheers!
    GD
     

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