Wanted dead or - dead!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, May 11, 2019.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    We have another racoon lurking around!
    My wife told me that something scared the poop out of the ducks last night (looking at the duck house's floor i can confirm that ;)) and i discovered today that something has chewed through five layers of construction grade tarp and got into the duck's food storage, ½bag is spoiled and eaten.
    So far Mr. Duck-Killer hasn't made it into the duck-house, but he unsuccessfully tried to rip off the chicken wire in one corner. - If he tries again tonight, he will become the »brightest« 'coon in West Virginia! This baby is hooked up to three wires around the house and the chicken wire itself is connected to the other end and the ground… 10KV made me jump like a teenager and now i have a blister on my elbow!
    If its going back to the duck food, there is a piece of chicken wire under the first layer of tarp, hooked up to the other neon-transformer - just 3,000 Volts but straight into the mouth - ouch!
    Also the 'coon trap is set with a last supper and my free-diving-school has laid out application forms…
    Come coon, come…
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Educate, eradicate - good luck. It's a never ending battle.
     
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  3. game chicken 1234

    game chicken 1234 In the Brooder

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    Get a racoon killing dog, worked for me.
     
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  4. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    Good luck. Hope you get it dead - or dead, either way is great!
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    We have a huge coon getting into our Mr rubbish container, most likely due to chicken smelling bedding in there (didn't have an issue before we got our first chicks). I'm dreading putting my babies out all night for the first time.
     
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  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    We had to buy an (expensive) trashcan with a lid lock because of the »trash pandas« here. They ripped apart our standard trash-can!
     
  7. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    I have to admit, i would rather have ten cats than one dog, i am a cat person! Sadly my wife is scared by cats, so we have neither nor. - Just ducks!
     
  8. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    Diving school is open
     
  9. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    And with the recent rains here new record depths are possible!
    :thumbsup
     
  10. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    :lau
     

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