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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2011, 06:45:26 PM »
If this was happening to me, I'd nail the little fuckers on a stake, so his little buddies can see what happens when they start eating my shit!
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2011, 07:44:22 PM »
Funny you mention that. I lost MORE crop after the latest coon raid from storm damage that occurred BECAUSE of the thinning of my stand of corn. The stalks left in the open snapped off in the wind, and the result was the same -- coons more, me less.

Poison is never my first choice for controlling pests. I prefer engineered solutions, such as my electric fence to ward off the coons. But when those solutions fail, I still want an end to the raids. I'm not the gay philanthropist that plants extra corn just to accommodate hungry raccoons. Screw them. I'll be DAMNED and arrested before I plant an extra acre for the friggin' coons to just take. That sort of welfare mentality makes me ill.

The word "humane" has lots of definitions, and all of them are based on the application of human-to-human consideration to other species, which makes no sense. Don't you think it's kinda bizarre that relationships between people need to be "human," but relationships between humans and animals have to be "humane?" What's the difference? Does that 'e' on the end mean something wonderful? Does that extra 'e' mean that we have to be more considerate of animals than we are of our fellow humans?

The poison I set out has killed three raccoons so far. It is my fond wish that other raccoons come to visit. I can accommodate them ad infinitum. Not one of those killed traveled more than 25 feet from the poison; two died within ten feet of the pan. I consider that "humane."

I get "humane points" because my poison is positioned carefully in the path of the invading "poisonees."

I get "humane points" because I selected a poison mixture that attracts my desired victims and does NOT attract my selected non-victims.

I get "humane points" because every raccoon I've killed with this poison has died -- face down, very fast -- within 20 feet of his exposure point. I have tried the .22-with-a-flashlight approach, but the coons are WAY too smart for that. And in any case, once bullets strike home, I'm gonna be subjected to the same cruelty accusations that I'm working off now.

When was the last time YOU, mighty wu,  faced this sort of problem? What was YOUR solution then? Why don't you tell me how to fix MY problem, instead of offering blanket condemnation of my methods as "inhumane?"

Chill out dude. Or are you looking for a fight? Cuz if you want one you've got it. I said that I can't bear the thought of killing one of God's creatures. That's me. So I am prepared to lose some of my crop every year and not f*****g whine about it. I said poison was particularly inhumane. My opinion. If you don't f*****g like it, that is your problem, not mine, so get off of my ass. 

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2011, 08:12:12 PM »

Chill out dude. Or are you looking for a fight? Cuz if you want one you've got it. I said that I can't bear the thought of killing one of God's creatures. That's me. So I am prepared to lose some of my crop every year and not fucking whine about it. I said poison was particularly inhumane. My opinion. If you don't fucking like it, that is your problem, not mine, so get off of my ass.

It almost sounds like you're telling me what to do, when I KNOW you're CERTAINLY not doing that.

One of us climbed on the other's ass. I'll leave it to the crowd to determine who jumped first. And stop scaring me with your tough talk and your crudity. I just don't think I can take any more of it.

Jeez.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 08:17:32 PM »
It almost sounds like you're telling me what to do, when I KNOW you're CERTAINLY not doing that.

One of us climbed on the other's ass. I'll leave it to the crowd to determine who jumped first. And stop scaring me with your tough talk and your crudity. I just don't think I can take any more of it.

Jeez.

Piss off chump.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2011, 08:40:33 PM »

Piss off chump.

Oh, how clever!

I'm sure we can expect an unending torrent of this sort of wit and charm from the mighty wu.

How lucky for us.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2011, 12:58:08 PM »
Oh, how clever!

I'm sure we can expect an unending torrent of this sort of wit and charm from the mighty wu.

How lucky for us.

And we'll all wait with baited breath on your next thread regarding your conquest of poisoning wildlife. You're a real big man there.
 
Perhaps next time you will regale us all with pictures of your vicious, deadly prey after you have slain them. I'm quite sure you must have been quite brave when setting out your poison, knowing that your prey could leap at anytime and rip you to shreds. Yes, you're quite the man.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2011, 06:38:57 PM »

And we'll all wait with baited breath on your next thread regarding your conquest of poisoning wildlife. You're a real big man there.
 
Perhaps next time you will regale us all with pictures of your vicious, deadly prey after you have slain them. I'm quite sure you must have been quite brave when setting out your poison, knowing that your prey could leap at anytime and rip you to shreds. Yes, you're quite the man.

"sigh"    Not really necessary to go there with this thread... 

Personally I am learning something quick is better than some of the other options....
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 07:02:11 PM »
"sigh"    Not really necessary to go there with this thread... 

Personally I am learning something quick is better than some of the other options....

Yes!!  When it was time that I need to put down my Cat and Dog.  I ask the Veterinarian I ask he if he could do it quick and painless.  They let me hold them until it was all over. 
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 07:10:28 PM »

Yes!!  When it was time that I need to put down my Cat and Dog.  I ask the Veterinarian I ask he if he could do it quick and painless.  They let me hold them until it was all over. 
It's sad that they make these poisons for the public to use, but aren't allowed to make it put them to sleep first.
I asked my vet if I could come and take the syringe home with me to put my dog down because she had been run over, and she said by law she couldn't and would not only lose her license, but go to jail as well.

Is this really right? I mean what in the Hell is the Gov thinking, the poison is readily available, but don't dare make it painless?
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2011, 12:03:52 PM »
If this was happening to me, I'd nail the little fuckers on a stake, so his little buddies can see what happens when they start eating my shit!

Instead of picket line coyotes- picket line 'coons?
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2011, 07:11:29 AM »
One day, I was scouting an area and came across a small corn field. There were a couple of people having a heated argument about something or other and while quietly skirting them, came across the fressh body of a dead raccoon. I snatched it up with a few ears of corn and on my way back to my hidey hole I picked up a couple of corn stalks too.
Back at camp, since I was not sure how the 'coon had died, The meat was cut up for bait and the hide was tanned. Many of the bones were converted into a tool kit that I stashed a short distance away so I would not use this site again the next time through. The sinew and guts became cordage, and  the bladder made a nice pouch.  The things made I could not use now were stored, and stuff that would be good for barter was wrapped in the hide for transport.
The cornstalks became came a shelter, the corn eaten,  the dried silks would be used in a variety of ways, which we can talk about later. The cobs were left near my next hiding place with the tools, when they dried they would be good fuel, or if this became a more permanent shelter they would make great toilet paper. People cringe at that, but the trick is to soak them in water.
The camp was used only a few days, During the the last night before leaving I went back to where the first raccoon was found, and found another. This one I took and dropped in the yard of the guy who apparently was arguing with his neighbor. When he went next door again, the diversion was used so I could grab a couple of squash from his garden.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2011, 08:40:59 AM »
Two words, Claymore mines, they do wonders. :D

If I was facing this problem, I'd put up an electrified fence.

I was raised to believe anything you kill you must consume, but Raccoon?
I doubt I'd garner a taste for rats with masks.

Rats with fluffy tails aren't bad.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2011, 02:45:05 PM »

And we'll all wait with baited breath on your next thread regarding your conquest of poisoning wildlife. You're a real big man there.
 
Perhaps next time you will regale us all with pictures of your vicious, deadly prey after you have slain them. I'm quite sure you must have been quite brave when setting out your poison, knowing that your prey could leap at anytime and rip you to shreds. Yes, you're quite the man.

Your breath may be "baited." Ours is merely bated.

I presented an alternative to direct gunshot murder of the offending creature, an option I'm quite able and willing to pursue. (My .22 rifle is equipped with a scope and a flashlight.) You're welcome to question my manhood AFTER you've gone up against a raccoon of any size, even a cute little baby 'coon. Of course, you may want to line up a typist to assist you with your report... If you defend yourself with your hands against an angry 25-lb. raccoon, some of your fingers won't exist any more.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2011, 06:21:41 AM »
T, apparently this is an issue out here as well.
On the local Sacto news, they are warning people in the Capital to be on the lookout for roving bands of raccoons.
There have been several attacks on people and pets, packs of 5 raccoons or more have been reported around the city.

I grew up there, and in all those years, I only saw one, so you are correct, this is a banner year for the critters. :o :o :o

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/08/3892747/latest-raccoon-attack-raises-question.html
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 09:03:19 AM »
What about water sprinklers set to activate by a motion detector?
 
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