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 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.
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.
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....
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.
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!
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.