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One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:13 am
by cowgirl8
My aussie was anxious this morning to show me the raccoon she killed last night. Then later on, saw the dogs outside looking up at the pergola. The deceased coon had a friend who escaped by climbing the pergola. Only problem is, he has no way out except though us or the dogs, which wont end well for him. Cant really shoot him where he is, he's up against the house. I guess i'll let him figure it out.
We obviously have an endless supply of coons. :?

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:12 pm
by cowgirl8
Just hauled off the dead one. Its been dead for a few hours and it smelled so bad already. I do prefer to haul them off alive in a cage. The guy hanging in the pergola looks lost. Technically, i'd love to somehow get him alive and relocate, but I think that's pointless..Doubt the dogs or he'd cooperate... so sad

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:07 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
cowgirl8 wrote:Just hauled off the dead one. Its been dead for a few hours and it smelled so bad already. I do prefer to haul them off alive in a cage. The guy hanging in the pergola looks lost. Technically, i'd love to somehow get him alive and relocate, but I think that's pointless..Doubt the dogs or he'd cooperate... so sad


Put the dogs up and give him a reprieve perhaps?

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:12 pm
by cowgirl8
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
cowgirl8 wrote:Just hauled off the dead one. Its been dead for a few hours and it smelled so bad already. I do prefer to haul them off alive in a cage. The guy hanging in the pergola looks lost. Technically, i'd love to somehow get him alive and relocate, but I think that's pointless..Doubt the dogs or he'd cooperate... so sad


Put the dogs up and give him a reprieve perhaps?

Good idea....lol..not sure why I didn't think of putting the dogs up.. When my husband gets home, I may just do that.

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:17 pm
by Bigfoot
I caught 8 last night with a snare. Double over a piece of electric fence wire, and slide it through a piece of gray conduit.

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:48 am
by cowgirl8
Before I could get out there and do something about that coon, he was dead. I think he was injured and dying before he went up there. My dogs smacked talked him all day, erk.... That works sometimes with squirrels they've found out. They sit under them barking and squirrels get jittery and make a run for it and always fall onto the dogs...

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:28 am
by hurleyjd
Amber Rose had something on the net about the bush.

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:42 pm
by cowgirl8
hurleyjd wrote:Amber Rose had something on the net about the bush.

Nah, cant type what I was thinking...lol... .we'll leave it at that

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:15 pm
by cowgirl8
Heard a crash outside the window. Then heard the dogs making their mauling noises...First thought was one of our cats, but saw that it was another raccoon. It came from the pergola too. Must have been a pack of them the other night and there were more in the wisteria than I couldnt see. Bless his heart. Wasn't a easy painless death. One dog usually grabs it by the neck, you know like a cougar..lol.. and then Lugnut comes in and grabs it by the tail.. They then go to a game of tug of war. Not pretty to watch. Anyone who says dogs don't kill for sport is full of it. These 2 dogs love killing for sport..

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:18 pm
by backhoeboogie
hurleyjd wrote:Amber Rose had something on the net about the bush.


Don't get any of that on your hand !!

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:41 pm
by Farm Fence Solutions
The coons around here just wish they only had to worry about a couple of dogs. lol I've got the coon/beaver trapinst kid ever made.
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Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:53 pm
by tater74
Those are some good raccoons right there. Cute little girl too.

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:14 pm
by BK9954
I have a zero tolerance for any coon on the property. After losing numerous chickens and guinea fowls I kill any I see. Shot one the other night while hog hunting that had 4 little ones with her. The little ones were too small and fast to get. Few years ago it may have bothered me shooting an animal with babies, now, doesn't make me blink. I see no use for a coon, they have no mercy for my livestock, I will rid the world of everyone I come across. That goes for coons. They terrorized my coops for 2 weeks in the middle of the night, I didnt sleep much. Built a new coop, cost me over $500. It's sealed like a prison but my Guinea Fowls still roost in the tree's. I lose one every couple months to predators.

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:17 am
by 4x4dually
If photobucket wasn't a bunch of pr1ckes...I'd post up a picture of our pet raccoon setting in my lap watching television so you KILLERS could see that we CAN co-exist with the masked bandits. LOL

KILLERS!!!!!

LOL

Re: One raccoon in hand is worth one in the bush

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:59 am
by cowgirl8
:lol2: Trash panda lover.