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  1. #21
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:11:24 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... It pulled down some soffit and
    >> is
    >> living in the area between that and the gutter and the house. But when
    >> it
    >> gets cooler it will probably try and get in the house... I played talk
    >> radio loud for a few days and thought it had left, but just saw/heard it
    >> again. I threw some rocks at it but then it just went back up into the
    >> soffit.


    Invest in a humane animal trap. Trap the critter and relocate it several
    miles from where you live. Keep it to yourself when you do it, since it's
    illegal to do that in many areas. Possums, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons and
    lots of other little beasts have happy new homes that way. :-)

    Cheri


  2. #22
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Since you live in a city, call animal control (hopefully AU has that
    > sort of thing) and have them trap it. Then close the raccoon hotel.



    They wouldn't trap the squirrels. I will call, but I think I know the
    answer.



  3. #23
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Invest in a humane animal trap. Trap the critter and relocate it several
    > miles from where you live. Keep it to yourself when you do it, since it's
    > illegal to do that in many areas. Possums, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons
    > and lots of other little beasts have happy new homes that way. :-)
    >
    > Cheri


    I'm not sure about that. In a new area they don't know their way around
    they probably get beat up and mugged by the locals already living there.
    Not sure it's more humane to relocate them. It's like people that can't
    take care of their dog, and release them out in the woods.



  4. #24
    Polly Esther Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    We don't grow anything here that raccoons find edible - only pecans, pears,
    acorns and Christmas peppers. One of our neighbors attempted a koi pond and
    the raccoons thought it was a fine sushi bar. Another has a lovely border
    of scuppernongs and didn't have a prayer of success to get them safe to
    harvest. Both solved the problem with some sort of hot wiring. I have no
    idea how they went about it but it was very successful. Polly


  5. #25
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k45vsv$otr$[email protected]..
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> Invest in a humane animal trap. Trap the critter and relocate it several
    >> miles from where you live. Keep it to yourself when you do it, since it's
    >> illegal to do that in many areas. Possums, rabbits, squirrels, raccoons
    >> and lots of other little beasts have happy new homes that way. :-)
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    > I'm not sure about that. In a new area they don't know their way around
    > they probably get beat up and mugged by the locals already living there.
    > Not sure it's more humane to relocate them. It's like people that can't
    > take care of their dog, and release them out in the woods.



    No, it's not the same thing at all. Wild animals relocate just fine.

    Cheri


  6. #26
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> I'm not sure about that. In a new area they don't know their way around
    >> they probably get beat up and mugged by the locals already living there.
    >> Not sure it's more humane to relocate them. It's like people that can't
    >> take care of their dog, and release them out in the woods.

    >
    >
    > No, it's not the same thing at all. Wild animals relocate just fine.
    >
    > Cheri


    seriously, how do you know?

    seems an animal released into unfamiliar surroundings would be at a big
    disadvantage. And most animals are very territorial and not accepting of a
    new outsider.



  7. #27
    Cheri Guest

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    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k462i2$3l2$[email protected]..
    > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >>> I'm not sure about that. In a new area they don't know their way around
    >>> they probably get beat up and mugged by the locals already living there.
    >>> Not sure it's more humane to relocate them. It's like people that can't
    >>> take care of their dog, and release them out in the woods.

    >>
    >>
    >> No, it's not the same thing at all. Wild animals relocate just fine.
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    > seriously, how do you know?
    >
    > seems an animal released into unfamiliar surroundings would be at a big
    > disadvantage. And most animals are very territorial and not accepting of
    > a new outsider.




    Seriously, they do it all the time...bears, cougars, wolves, etc. etc.

    Cheri


  8. #28
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Cheri" <cherig3@ne[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> seems an animal released into unfamiliar surroundings would be at a big
    >> disadvantage. And most animals are very territorial and not accepting of
    >> a new outsider.

    >
    > Seriously, they do it all the time...bears, cougars, wolves, etc. etc.
    >
    > Cheri


    The animals you mention are all toughs and born to fight. Raccoons are
    pretty boys (and girls)



  9. #29
    Gary Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    Cheri wrote:
    >
    > "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:k462i2$3l2$[email protected]..
    > > "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]..
    > >>> I'm not sure about that. In a new area they don't know their way around
    > >>> they probably get beat up and mugged by the locals already living there.
    > >>> Not sure it's more humane to relocate them. It's like people that can't
    > >>> take care of their dog, and release them out in the woods.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> No, it's not the same thing at all. Wild animals relocate just fine.
    > >>
    > >> Cheri

    > >
    > > seriously, how do you know?
    > >
    > > seems an animal released into unfamiliar surroundings would be at a big
    > > disadvantage. And most animals are very territorial and not accepting of
    > > a new outsider.

    >
    > Seriously, they do it all the time...bears, cougars, wolves, etc. etc.
    >
    > Cheri


    Here's a bit of info:
    http://icwdm.org/wildlife/euthanasia/Relocation.aspx

  10. #30
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?



    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >>> try that.
    >>>
    >>> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >>> ordinances and god.
    >>>

    >>
    >>Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >>trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >>can release them the next day.

    >
    > We are not allowed to remove them from the property in my town,
    > although we are allowed to dispatch them on it.


    I know nothing about raccoons. If you shoot them can you eat them?

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    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  11. #31
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 02:15:43 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >>> seems an animal released into unfamiliar surroundings would be at a big
    >>> disadvantage. And most animals are very territorial and not accepting of
    >>> a new outsider.

    >>
    >> Seriously, they do it all the time...bears, cougars, wolves, etc. etc.
    >>
    >> Cheri

    >
    >The animals you mention are all toughs and born to fight. Raccoons are
    >pretty boys (and girls)
    >


    While I agree with you on re-location, you need to see a racoon 'with
    his back up'. I've seen one damage 4 large dogs before they
    bested him-- and 2 of those dogs were bred to be the 'kill dogs'.
    [actually bred for boar, but we hunt coons with them in NY.]

    Do not underestimate Mr. Racoon-- they are smart, strong and vicious
    if need be.

    Jim

  12. #32
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 03:43:59 +0000 (UTC), gregz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >>> try that.
    >>>
    >>> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >>> ordinances and god.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >> trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >> can release them the next day.

    >
    >Best take them far away, preferably across a wide river.
    >


    1/2 way across the river would be more humane.

    Jim

  13. #33
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Bob O'Dyne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > From another time and place:
    >
    > "This entire thread reminds me of a story from one of the Roger Caras
    > books. Very loosely recalled, he had moved to a house in the country,
    > and suddenly, there were the mice. Didn't want to use the old
    > fashioned traps, since they looked like Beatrix Potter mice, so bought
    > a little carousel-like thing, designed to capture and rotate, capture
    > and rotate. Baited it with Brie, and such-like. Came out the next
    > morning and found a mousie. Had already located the perfect pristine
    > wilderness down the driveway, across the highway, and through the
    > pasture. Took mousie out there, let him go, and watched him scamper
    > away, the way he had come. Mousie runs back across the pasture,
    > across the highway, and starts up the driveway. At the top of the
    > drive is an entire row of cats, who have been watching the whole
    > thing. Mousie hits the line; no more mousie. Roger Caras said every
    > time he went down to the mailbox after that, the cats all lined up,
    > hoping he'd bring back another one."
    >
    > --
    > Ann's Little Brother Bob



    interesting.

    I've had mice here too. And another place. I read they have a strong
    homing instinct and can travel three miles to get back where they were.
    Though as the story above illustrates, not without a lot of obstacles.



  14. #34
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On 2012-09-29, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Do not underestimate Mr. Racoon-- they are smart, strong and vicious
    > if need be.


    I've no doubt!

    Chased one off our deck. As it was reluctantly ambling away, it
    looked back at me over its shoulder with a look of, "Jes wait,
    suckah!". Big sumbitch, too! No wonder Mom's min poodle never barked
    a warning when it was jes outside our door. Didn't wanna get
    involved. I don't blame her. That strippy-tailed turd was twice as
    big as she is. I wouldn't go up against one of those big sumbitches
    with anything less than my .44 mag! 8|

    nb

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    "Eff you! I got mine."
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  15. #35
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Jim Elbrecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    >>The animals you mention are all toughs and born to fight. Raccoons are
    >>pretty boys (and girls)
    >>

    >
    > While I agree with you on re-location, you need to see a racoon 'with
    > his back up'. I've seen one damage 4 large dogs before they
    > bested him-- and 2 of those dogs were bred to be the 'kill dogs'.
    > [actually bred for boar, but we hunt coons with them in NY.]
    >
    > Do not underestimate Mr. Racoon-- they are smart, strong and vicious
    > if need be.
    >
    > Jim



    sigh. Learned yesterday they aren't coming to do the reinspection of the
    roof and gutters until Oct 8th. I started this thing 3 months ago and now
    back to square one and now with some soffit pulled down and a raccoon in the
    mix... I was hoping making it uncomfortable would make it leave and go find
    somewhere else. But yesterday when it was above the wood paneling, I banged
    on the wall repeatedly and loudly with a stick and turned on talk radio very
    loud-- and it didn't seem fazed. I'll let the inspector know about it.
    Don't want them being surprised and falling off the roof!

    If I get the soffit repaired, is the raccoon just going to come back and
    pull it down again? They said that about squirrels.



  16. #36
    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 2012-09-29, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Do not underestimate Mr. Racoon-- they are smart, strong and vicious
    >> if need be.

    >
    > I've no doubt!
    >
    > Chased one off our deck. As it was reluctantly ambling away, it
    > looked back at me over its shoulder with a look of, "Jes wait,
    > suckah!". Big sumbitch, too! No wonder Mom's min poodle never barked
    > a warning when it was jes outside our door. Didn't wanna get
    > involved. I don't blame her. That strippy-tailed turd was twice as
    > big as she is. I wouldn't go up against one of those big sumbitches
    > with anything less than my .44 mag! 8|
    >
    > nb



    Anything that lives in sewers has got to be pretty tough and ornery. I've
    seen them go in the catch basin by here a few times. One time I was riding
    by on my bike late at night and there was a mother and 3-4 cubs(?). As I
    went by in the street, she looked at me like if I came one inch nearer she
    was going to fight me to the death.



  17. #37
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On 2012-09-29, Bob O'Dyne <[email protected]> wrote:

    > and rotate. Baited it with Brie.....


    Holy crap! Did he put out wine, too?

    Peanut butter works better and is a whole lot cheaper.

    nb


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    "Eff you! I got mine."
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  18. #38
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:23:57 +0100, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>>
    >>>> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >>>> try that.
    >>>>
    >>>> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >>>> ordinances and god.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >>>trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >>>can release them the next day.

    >>
    >> We are not allowed to remove them from the property in my town,
    >> although we are allowed to dispatch them on it.

    >
    >I know nothing about raccoons. If you shoot them can you eat them?
    >
    >--


    There are gun discharge laws within the township, although a former
    neighbor, a cop, gladly volunteered his services when we were having
    some critter problems in years past.

    And yes, people eat them. Not I.

    http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zracoon.html

    I do not go near raccoons here, nor even things as seemingly innocuous
    as stray kitties. We've had rabies incidents within a few miles of the
    house.

    Boron.

  19. #39
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?



    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:23:57 +0100, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>"Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>On 28/09/2012 3:28 PM, Boron Elgar wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>> If there is someway to bait and position a Have-a-Heart trap, you can
    >>>>> try that.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Disposal or re-location at that point is between you, your township
    >>>>> ordinances and god.
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Around here you are supposed to release them within 1 km of where you
    >>>>trap them. That works for me. The neighbours on both sides have ponds. I
    >>>>can release them the next day.
    >>>
    >>> We are not allowed to remove them from the property in my town,
    >>> although we are allowed to dispatch them on it.

    >>
    >>I know nothing about raccoons. If you shoot them can you eat them?
    >>
    >>--

    >
    > There are gun discharge laws within the township, although a former
    > neighbor, a cop, gladly volunteered his services when we were having
    > some critter problems in years past.
    >
    > And yes, people eat them. Not I.
    >
    > http://www.backwoodsbound.com/zracoon.html
    >
    > I do not go near raccoons here, nor even things as seemingly innocuous
    > as stray kitties. We've had rabies incidents within a few miles of the
    > house.


    Rabies! I don't blame you!

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  20. #40
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Anyone know how to get a raccoon to leave?

    "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:
    -snip-
    >If I get the soffit repaired, is the raccoon just going to come back and
    >pull it down again? They said that about squirrels.
    >


    I would bet on him trying if he likes it there. have the roofer be
    sure to fasten that piece very well. Might discourage them from
    that spot. Hopefully the neighbor's soffits are easier to get off.

    Jim

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