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Changing a racoon's mind
« on: May 25, 2013, 08:15:09 AM »
Last year I got 8 chickens and built a very strudy coup and pen for them with a timed automatic door to keep the chicken eaters at bay. Worked fine except for one hen who kept trying to roost under the chicken pen. Caught her and put her in house every 2 or 3 days. One night I did not check and a racoon got her. I set game camera next night and sure enough he was back looking for more.  Next night I set my live trap and captured him. In order to change his mind about coming back I gave him a warm yellow shower  and let him go. A hissed on coon is not a happy camper ::). Idea is that he will associate that scent with bad exprences and stay away. Seems to work so far (about 2 weeks). Anybody else ever try using scent like that?
Results?
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 08:24:36 AM »
Sometimes I teach them not to come back with a 22.
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 09:01:43 AM »
Sometimes I teach them not to come back with a 22.

Me too, lead poisoning!

An electric fence is a good deterent for coons too!
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 09:13:10 AM »
I give them a shot of lead to make sure they can't ever come back or produce more coons that will come back.....

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 09:13:46 AM »
I am without words! :D :D :D 8)
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 09:28:18 AM »
I won't be trespassing on your farm! 

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 09:57:45 AM »
I won't be trespassing on your farm!

I like fresh chicken also, but...I'd also associate that scent with my bad experience!!!
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 10:17:06 AM »
I wonder if this technique works on obnoxious neighbors? ;D
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 10:58:14 AM »
It might if you can entice them to get in a live trap .

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 11:10:24 AM »
Human sized live trap....... hmmmmm... :P :) :)
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2013, 12:10:29 PM »
Well they trap bears .

Now what for bait,cute blond ,case of beer ,nice juicy steak ,two thousand bucks in 10's and 20's .

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2013, 02:22:34 PM »
This thread might be heading for the woodshed pretty fast lol

I would NOT be coming back either  :-X

I have a MAJOR coon issue, he/she/it chewed into/thru the floor of my garden shed.   It climbed inside and $#|t all over in there.  >:(  Then did the same to a junk car I had under a tarp for spare parts  >:( >:(   I went to pull a blinker relay and pulled off the tarp stuck my head in thru the open door and met IT laying on the back seat area. yikes_smiley   It wasn't happy and when the sight/smell smiley_smelly_skunk hit me I was really un-happy!   I didn't have any of my armament with me so it climbed down & under the car.   I came back w the 22 handgun but could not locate it.   When I DO it will have some lead poisoning issues for sure :rifle:...   but I would like to return the favor first the same way tree-farmer did with him receiving the same thing he left for me first!!!!!!    wait_smiley

For now I'll settle for doing a bit of coon hunting  fudd-smiley

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013, 03:11:12 PM »
 
 :-X

And when the scat was found on the deck, I would wash it down with bleach solution and that seemed to work to discourage them from revisiting the same area, which apparently they like to do.
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 03:48:16 PM »
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Mix up some kool-aid (soda pop and fly bait) to handle any raccoon problem. Quick, easy, no blood...

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...but illegal.  Federal law violation.  I wouldn't be posting this type of thing on a public forum.  Best to follow the third "S" in SSS.
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2013, 08:04:36 AM »
I am without words! :D :D :D 8)

Thats one more off my bucket list, I have left DanG speachless  :D :D :D

Figured subject would get sent to wood shed or moved but my work mates enjoyed the story so had to share.
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 07:19:14 PM »
I have no idea what is legal or otherwise regarding a so called federal law .There are ways though which are older than the hills of how rid oneself of varmits .

Rather than elaborate I'm certain a Google search will yield more ideas than you can shake a stick at .--I know how :-X

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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 09:07:56 PM »
Rather than elaborate I'm certain a Google search will yield more ideas than you can shake a stick at .--I know how :-X

Tree-farmers approach is about as novel as you can get  :).
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2013, 09:42:19 PM »
This is one of the best topics I have read in a while...still laughing... :D  Banjo
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Re: Changing a racoon's mind
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2013, 09:44:21 PM »


Tree-farmers approach is about as novel as you can get  :).
Well that does have some merit .I think brer coon might agree with the old adage of rather being pizzed off than pizzed on .


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