What are the rules about shooting predators in your neighbors yard?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cupman, Jun 5, 2011.

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  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live out in the woods, we have lots of predators. I have very few neighbors but just 10 minutes ago I saw 2 raccoons run by, it's still light out and will be light for another 2-3 hours. I'm a bit nervous now. They were in the middle of my neighbors yard it would have been pretty obvious when they found 2 dead coons laying in their lawn.. anyone ever had to deal with anything like this? The fact they aren't even waiting until night to start sneaking around has me on edge. I'm a bit conflicted.. so many people think they're cute and I sure don't want the cops to come visit. Whats proper critter-killing etiquette?
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't kill them all. It would be safer for the chickens to make sure their area is as predator proof as possible. I am thinking you may could kill them on your own property but I would not think it a good plan to kill them on someone else's land. I would have a fit if my neighbors started shooting and killing things on my land.
    sharon
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I would think it would be a good idea not to shoot anything in your neighbor's yard.


    With that being said, my neighbor wouldn't mind, but then again we get along pretty good to. [​IMG]
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well MFB, I didn't mention my neighbors are usually stoned....doesn't make for accuracy (neither in aim nor target identification...)!
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  5. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Time to go Ft Knox on them with an electric fence permimeter and enLIGHTen them (pun is fully intended)
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    That depends....is the predatory wearing a collar? [​IMG]

    Get a Havahart trap and dispose of them properly....I certainly wouldn't have left them in the neighbor's yard. They could be the type that feeds wild critters and think of them as pets.
     
  7. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. I have a final tomorrow morning, I have a feeling I'll be studying in the garage near my chicken coop with a shotgun tonight. I stayed up most the night last night but I don't think they had discovered my birds yet. Nerve wracking. Stupid raccoons.
     
  8. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then they probably wouldn't care(or notice [​IMG]),but still wouldn't take the chance.
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:Yeah, I used to have some neighbors like that. I even had one who used to get stoned and shoot at aliens. Thank goodness where I live now I have only one close neighbor and he is a great guy.
     
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, I used to have some neighbors like that. I even had one who used to get stoned and shoot at aliens. Thank goodness where I live now I have only one close neighbor and he is a great guy.

    Aliens! That's funny. They are actually quite pleasant. They never fight or cause any ruckus. Mellow people....
     
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