We almost ran over a killer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by crazypetlady, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. crazypetlady

    crazypetlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    We were having coon problems of late, the last 4 nights since we put out a light and locked up all of the flock we could catch we have been fine. Yesterday we had to leave the house at 5am and what do we see ass soon as we turn out of our driveway, a racoon, my husband tried to run it over but I panicked and screamed NO!! then we turn on the back road and there was another one the same thing. I feel like such a sissy I should have let him do it. x2

    I feel bad running over racoon's but I feel worse when I pick up my dead headless chickens, ducks, gunieas.

    If we get another chance it's roadkill city............
  2. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    bloomington, indiana
    live traps and a 22 is easier [​IMG]
  3. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    I second MetalSmitten -- you don't want to be standing by your totaled car at 3:00am explaining to the cop that you hit the tree because you were trying to run over coons [​IMG]
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    I ran over a whole family of them once,they were right in the middle of the road and I wasn't going to swerve or slam on my brakes. I felt badly at the time, but now coons are on my pests to be exterminated list!
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    But they're so cute. How could you. They have that precious little mask and just tug at you heart. And they like chickens.[​IMG]
  6. SebrightLuver

    SebrightLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    Quote:Sorry, I can't tell if your being sincere, or sarcastic... [​IMG]
  7. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    South MS swamps

    Any raccoon a kilometer or more away from my chickens is an adorable little critter.

    Any closer, though...
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Hit the gas.
  9. rubydiamond

    rubydiamond Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    We dont have racoons in the UK, but we do have foxes and I have friends whose whole flocks have been killed and left to rot.. they didnt even eat them! We also have deer that can be a plague to farmers crops and they cull them annually to keep the numbers down. We are also plagued by rabbits here also and the farmer periodically gasses the warrens..

    I dont think I could personally shoot an animal unless it was injured, but I can totally understand why farmers and smallholders protect their stock and I feel as long as its done humanely then thats fine. I agree though I think a gun is by far the most humane way to do it..

    I agree with the poster in stopping her hubby run it over, 1, it may have injured and not killed it and 2, I expect it may damage the car.

    I'd definitely try and get pest control to get rid of it though, I saw a program on TV the other day and this lady had to keep all her cats in doors at night because it killed two others.. they might look cute but this poor lady was terrorized by it.
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Quote:Sorry, I can't tell if your being sincere, or sarcastic... [​IMG]

    Ole Rooster is a realist!

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