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  1. #41
    Somebody Guest

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

    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:53:49 -0400, Dave Smith
    >> <adavid.smith@sympati[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?


    sure. free range raccoon. why not? As long as it's not rabid.



  2. #42
    Somebody Guest

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



    They are also tricky at spelling correctly. I thought it was "racoon" but
    spell checker claims: raccoon. That just doesn't look right. Two c's and
    two o's? Maybe two c's when it's rabid, I say.




  3. #43
    Somebody Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On 2012-09-29, Bob O'Dyne <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> and rotate. Baited it with Brie.....

    >
    > Holy crap! Did he put out wine, too?


    LOL!


    Maybe they were French mice, wearing berets? And brought along baguettes.

    (I think the cheese thing is perpetuated by cartoons. (Where many Americans
    get their information.).. why do so many mammals like peanut butter. Dog I
    had licked every last atom out of a leftover jar.)



  4. #44
    Jim Elbrecht 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?
    >


    Yes- recipes posted here recently. I think it 'somewhat' resembles
    pork.

    Jim

  5. #45
    Gary Guest

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

    Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > 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.


    Your key phrase there is "if need be." They are nice friendly animals until
    threatened. If threatened they can kick ass. Same thing with domestic dogs
    and cats. Same thing with humans.

    G.

  6. #46
    Somebody Guest

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    "Boron Elgar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > 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.



    I'm a bit concerned about rabies-- the one yesterday was active for a while
    during the day. Maybe it has insomnia and not rabies though. I have been
    loudly playing NPR up there during the day, all day.

    Maybe I should try some vinegar soaked socks.





  7. #47
    Gary Guest

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

    Jim Elbrecht wrote:
    >
    > 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


    I have to love your definition of humane. heheheh

    G.

  8. #48
    Gary Guest

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

    Ophelia wrote:
    >
    > I know nothing about raccoons. If you shoot them can you eat them?


    The meat is good and also the fur....if you feel the need to kill one.

    http://animals.nationalgeographic.co...mmals/raccoon/

    G.

  9. #49
    Ophelia Guest

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    "Jim Elbrecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > 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?
    >>

    >
    > Yes- recipes posted here recently. I think it 'somewhat' resembles
    > pork.


    I was just interested Jim. We don't have them here,

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


  10. #50
    Somebody Guest

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    "Gary" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:5066[email protected]..
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >>
    >> I know nothing about raccoons. If you shoot them can you eat them?

    >
    > The meat is good and also the fur....if you feel the need to kill one.
    >
    > http://animals.nationalgeographic.co...mmals/raccoon/
    >
    > G.



    Fess Parker agrees.
    http://images.catholic.org/ins_news/2010035437fess.jpg



  11. #51
    Somebody Guest

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    "Ophelia" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I was just interested Jim. We don't have them here,


    I thought they were everywhere. I wonder what animals fills the same niche
    there?



  12. #52
    George M. Middius Guest

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

    Gary wrote:

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

    >
    > The meat is good and also the fur....if you feel the need to kill one.


    What does PETA say about that?



  13. #53
    Chemo Guest

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

    On Sep 29, 5:13*am, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > "Bob O'Dyne" <b...@anodyne.nul.which.is.quite.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > 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.


    that's why you need to take them at least 3 1/2 miles away.

  14. #54
    Somebody Guest

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    "Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > 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.


    that's why you need to take them at least 3 1/2 miles away.

    ---

    and release near a cat house.



  15. #55
    Brooklyn1 Guest

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

    On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:06:03 -0400, "Somebody" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Chemo" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]m...
    >
    >> 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.

    >
    >that's why you need to take them at least 3 1/2 miles away.


    If you bathe then you can take them a quarter mile away and they won't
    be able to find you.

  16. #56
    Chemo Guest

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    On Sep 29, 2:48*pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > On Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:06:03 -0400, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    > >"Chemo" <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >news:[email protected]m....

    >
    > >> 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.

    >
    > >that's why you need to take them at least 3 1/2 miles away.

    >
    > If you bathe then you can take them a quarter mile away and they won't
    > be able to find you.


    good ta know.

  17. #57
    Somebody Guest

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

    "On Sep 29, 2:48 pm, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > If you bathe then you can take them a quarter mile away and they won't
    > be able to find you.


    does this work for women too?



  18. #58
    Christopher Helms Guest

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

    On Sep 28, 2:11*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> 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 whenit
    > 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.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... *I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. *That's secure, but now there's this other other area..



    You should blast it to hell with a big black 30 30 Mossberg Shotgun
    and spend a glorious 45 seconds or so luxuriating in the pitter
    pattering sound of of raccoon bits dropping onto nearby roofs. Blow it
    right through the ****ing deck. The cops will probably arrive when one
    of your old gadabout neighbors calls them after hearing you blasting
    away at the little bastard like Dennis Hopper shooting at the roof of
    the subway car in Speed, but that's just the cost of doing business.
    You're going to have to get the whole area fixed anyway, and the fine
    for discharging a savage weapon in the city limits is probably cost
    effective compared to the cost of repeatedly hiring an animal control
    expert to get rid of the bugger every time it comes back. Which it
    will. Kill it. Kill it dead and pay the fine. Just make sure you're
    not holding the weapon when the cops arrive, because they won't
    understand.

  19. #59
    Christopher Helms Guest

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    On Sep 29, 11:01*pm, Christopher Helms <chrishel...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Sep 28, 2:11*pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> wrote:
    >
    > > I live in the city, so cannot shoot it... *It pulled down some soffitand 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.

    >
    > > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... *I hadto
    > > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > > area of the roof. *That's secure, but now there's this other other area.

    >
    > You should blast it to hell with a big black 30 30 Mossberg Shotgun
    > and spend a glorious 45 seconds or so luxuriating in the pitter
    > pattering sound of of raccoon bits dropping onto nearby roofs. Blow it
    > right through the ****ing deck. The cops will probably arrive when one
    > of your old gadabout neighbors calls them after hearing you blasting
    > away at the little bastard like Dennis Hopper shooting at the roof of
    > the subway car in Speed, but that's just the cost of doing business.
    > You're going to have to get the whole area fixed anyway, and the fine
    > for discharging a savage weapon in the city limits is probably cost
    > effective compared to the cost of repeatedly hiring an animal control
    > expert to get rid of the bugger every time it comes back. Which it
    > will. Kill it. Kill it dead and pay the fine. Just make sure you're
    > not holding the weapon when the cops arrive, because they won't
    > understand.



    Maybe that's not the best advice I've ever given. I've got another one
    involving peanut butter and blasting caps.

  20. #60
    Somebody Guest

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    "Christopher Helms" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Sep 28, 2:11 pm, "Somebody" <e...@mail.au> 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.
    >
    > Hope my roofer gets the gutters and roof done before winter... I had to
    > spend $300 earlier this year to get rid of couple squirrels in a different
    > area of the roof. That's secure, but now there's this other other area.



    You should blast it to hell with a big black 30 30 Mossberg Shotgun
    and spend a glorious 45 seconds or so luxuriating in the pitter
    pattering sound of of raccoon bits dropping onto nearby roofs. Blow it
    right through the ****ing deck. The cops will probably arrive when one
    of your old gadabout neighbors calls them after hearing you blasting
    away at the little bastard like Dennis Hopper shooting at the roof of
    the subway car in Speed, but that's just the cost of doing business.
    You're going to have to get the whole area fixed anyway, and the fine
    for discharging a savage weapon in the city limits is probably cost
    effective compared to the cost of repeatedly hiring an animal control
    expert to get rid of the bugger every time it comes back. Which it
    will. Kill it. Kill it dead and pay the fine. Just make sure you're
    not holding the weapon when the cops arrive, because they won't
    understand.

    ---

    lol

    I like it. But I don't own a gun. (would probably be a bad idea.)

    Maybe I should borrow a bb gun from my ex.




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