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« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2008, 01:11:54 PM »
Coons we bottle fed and raised. To say these 2 were onery is a gross understatement.

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« Reply #81 on: October 27, 2008, 01:26:42 PM »
 :D   That's great, Okie.  Little coons can be an entertaining animal.  Tell us the whole story.
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« Reply #82 on: October 27, 2008, 01:39:02 PM »
I hope not to offend any with this story.
I was squirrel hunting with my dad and my cur dog in june probably 3 years back. My dog was young and treed on a old hollow tree with the top tore off it. When We got to the tree there was a coon sittin on top of the broke off snag and I guess us being down there and a dog raising cain was more'n she could bear and jumped right on top of my dog. after that was over my dog went back to barking treed, I just thought he was young and eager but up in top of the tree there were several babies lookin down at him. Dad went and got a soft sided ice chest from the truck, I climbed up and got the 5 coons out. Gave 3 away and were stuck with these 2. I used to go coon hunting alot, aint been coon hunting since we got those coons....I have been banned by the missus. Bottle feedin them babies and the way they acted reminded her of a real baby a little too much I guess.
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« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2008, 02:07:25 PM »
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To say these 2 were onery is a gross understatement.

And they won't get less ornery as they grow older either... ;D ;D
I recall the days of raisin baby coons, and the challenges, prior to when they finally had to be done away with.
But coon pelts are up this year...about $25 I hear.  :)

Good story. No offense here.  :)

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« Reply #84 on: October 27, 2008, 02:15:41 PM »
I assume they got their house training, because coons are a lot worst for defecating anywhere than any house cat. When they got in my barn they seemed to come in to do their business, rather than outside in the mud.  ::)
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« Reply #85 on: October 27, 2008, 02:33:48 PM »
I assume they got their house training, because coons are a lot worst for defecating anywhere than any house cat. When they got in my barn they seemed to come in to do their business, rather than outside in the mud.  ::)

I made up a crate out of tubing and expanded metal for them to stay in at night and when we were gone to town or anything, had wood chips in there for bedding and they seemed to make their own bathroom in the corner of it. The doors stayed open when we were home and they would go in their little corner kinda like a cat and a litter box.
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« Reply #86 on: October 27, 2008, 09:31:21 PM »
We kept a baby coon one night cause the momma got hit by a car.  My wife was working at the Pet Store and someone dropped it off.  We had to bottle feed it and it also kept us up most of the night.  The only time it stayed quiet is if I had my hand on it.  So there it slept on a towel with me on my bed with my hand on it. :D  We found a lady who specializes with these critters and dropped it off the next day.   I didn't want another sleepless night cause they is nocturnal ya know. :D
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« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2008, 09:36:40 PM »
Mooseherder, I wonder why the little coon cound not turn around? ??? ;)
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« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2008, 09:42:47 PM »
Mooseherder, I wonder why the little coon cound not turn around? ??? ;)

His eyes weren't even open yet.
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« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2008, 09:46:57 PM »
That makes sense.  I suppose when it gets it's eyes open it will be yesturnal.
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