Well Caught Another One

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dieselgrl48, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Songster

    Feb 21, 2010
    Well I reset the trap night before last.I didn't have anything yesterday morning.I went up this morn as soon as daylight and Another raccoon.Baaaaa being ME, I waited a couple hour's and the hot sun started coming up good.I paced and paced.Well silly me I went and got and old ferret water bottle and took it and hung it on the side of the cage.The trap was set inside the coop so at least it wasn't out in 90 degree heat and direct sun all day.DH got home from work went and took a look.After several minute's of neighbor's dog trying to kill the poor thing through the cage,the coon was hissing and growling and she was going nutz.She hates groundhogs and the like.She's a gaurd working catlle dog so she work's on everything from rats to well now racoon's.Last year she tried for 6 hours to get into fox den but with no luck.She pretty much stays with Us during day in summer months and goes home to owner at night so she not helping keep them at bay during the night here.He had me fetch the gun.[​IMG]. Poor raccon but, my poor bird's they ate too.They shoulda stuck to a veggie diet.I didn't reset tonight but willl tomorrow.I say there are lot's more yet.It's hard to get game comm. out here to rehome anything like this so not much choice in the matter.

  2. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    You do whatever you have to do to protect the ones that cannot protect themselves.

    I just shot another possum a few minutes ago and for a fleeting second felt bad ..... but then thought about the 10 adorable 3 month old chicks it ripped apart in their pen by my front door a few nights ago [​IMG] and pulled the trigger 2 times (for them).

    At least it did not suffer like my babies did. [​IMG]
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Don't waste them! Skin them and have the fur tanned, they make GREAT hats and mittens!!
  4. DebsChicks

    DebsChicks In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2010
    North Carolina
    Quote:This would be called "re-purposing". [​IMG]
  5. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chirping

    Jun 21, 2010
    northern ohio
  6. merryberry

    merryberry In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    Quote:Its not silly! You are trying to be humane, and I respect that [​IMG]
  7. babyblue

    babyblue Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    Quote:I agree. so many people just throw the body of a pred out. but there are a lot of people out there that would be willing to take and eat and process the furs. the economy sucks and people are hungry right now. I would consider it helping the less fortunate to take as many preds out as possible.

  8. PiedPiper

    PiedPiper In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2009
    Arlington, WA
    I used to work for an organization that also treated wild animals so heres a few things to consider:

    Just a word of advise regarding the "re-use" of predator bodies....1)make sure it's legal in your area. I am not sure how rural you are, but I know that here in West. WA our fish and game dept would be all over it in 2 seconds if they caught wind of predators being trapped, killed and then re-purposed publically. 2) be careful what the bodies are used for. Predators carry disease that is zoonotic (can be transferred to other mammals, humans included) and raccoons are highly at risk for being rabies carriers.

    Trust me I get what you're doing...I have had my fair share of 'coon run ins regarding my flock and am always a bit pleased when I see one dead along the road...but I just want to make sure that YOU stay safe during this process...

    Good luck and happy chicken-ing![​IMG]
  9. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    good work, keep the pressure on!!!
  10. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Quote:You have no trappers in Virginia that sell fur?? I find that hard to believe... there aren't too many states where trapping is outlawed - some yes, but most are the more AR states.

    Sorry, I see that you're from WA state, THAT is why you said that... I don't think trapping a coon in Virginia and selling it is going to be a problem. There's LOTS of coons and LOTS of trappers that sell there.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010

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