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Old 26 September 2012, 00:26
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It's probably just a meth head.
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Old 26 September 2012, 05:22
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Be glad you don't have a skunk and an overzealous wiener dog.
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Old 26 September 2012, 14:31
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Dark Helmet, is there a reason why Racoons think your property is the "Stairway to Heaven?". This is incredible. Serious question - Do you neighbors have to deal with these pests in similar numbers (not in the same manner I doubt; it can't come close to your descriptions of this Man vs. Racoon tale).
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Old 4 June 2013, 20:56
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Just was sent this by a buddy....take a look at how smart and resilient these things are. And look how fat the second one is.

Think I am lying now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuRgiG7HY5Q
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Old 4 June 2013, 21:35
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LOL.....coons are smart animals. They will actually wash their food in water before they eat it if there is water available. And they are absolutely fucking vicious in a fight. They will fight ANYTHING and generally win. Many coon hounds have died after making the mistake of following a coon into a creek/river/pond. The coon will ball up on their head and hold them under until they drown.
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Old 5 June 2013, 06:43
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Racoons seem to like tuna. Racoons lose vs 220 Swift 50gn V-max fired from the 2nd floor in plunging fire.

Note to self: If the plan is to dispose of the body in the creek behind the house, it's better not to blow the damned animal into (bloody) vapor all over the back yard. Also, be sure to have a plausible reason for why you're mowing the lawn(to clean up the gore) at 0530 waking up all the (nosy) old people. S/F.....Ken M
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Old 5 June 2013, 15:27
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LOL.....coons are smart animals. They will actually wash their food in water before they eat it if there is water available. And they are absolutely fucking vicious in a fight. They will fight ANYTHING and generally win. Many coon hounds have died after making the mistake of following a coon into a creek/river/pond. The coon will ball up on their head and hold them under until they drown.
Yep. I had a pet raccoon when I was a kid. 6th generation "domesticated", but not exactly a house pet. Coolest pet I've ever had. He acted like a dog, only smarter.

And then he'd do some ridiculously dumb shit and make you scratch your head. If you took a marble and put it inside an empty milk jug, he'd reach in and grab the marble...then not be able to get his hand out while holding it. He'd sit there for hours, all pissed off, trying to get the marble out.

Another funny thing to do is give them a sugar cube. They'll try to wash it and then go batshit crazy trying to find it when it dissolves and disappears.

The guy my dad bought him from said his male had been cornered by a group of Chows, and had killed 2 of them before the others hauled ass. I was always skeptical until our neighbor's Doberman (closest neighbor being about 1/2 mile away as we lived in the country) came in our yard and tried to get him. Bandit ran part way up a tree, then dropped down onto the dog and ripped its eyes to shreds, blinding the dog, before damn near killing it.
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Old 5 June 2013, 15:34
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Best bait to use if trying to trap them is a large marshmallow or two. It looks like an egg and is also very sweet, you can lead them with a few very small pieces outside the trap.

.22lr is a better option IMHO though.
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Old 5 June 2013, 15:39
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LOL.....coons are smart animals. They will actually wash their food in water before they eat it if there is water available. And they are absolutely fucking vicious in a fight. They will fight ANYTHING and generally win. Many coon hounds have died after making the mistake of following a coon into a creek/river/pond. The coon will ball up on their head and hold them under until they drown.
Seen this happen a few times-

I had to stitch up the side of a coon hound's belly thanks to a raccoon.
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Old 5 June 2013, 19:06
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And then he'd do some ridiculously dumb shit and make you scratch your head. If you took a marble and put it inside an empty milk jug, he'd reach in and grab the marble...then not be able to get his hand out while holding it. He'd sit there for hours, all pissed off, trying to get the marble out.

That is a variation of an old coon hunting trick. The trick is to bore a hole in a fallen tree then you drive nails diagonally in so that the points stick out at an angle in the hole you bored. Then you just drop something shiny in the hole like a ball bearing or something and you get the same result. One very pissed off coon who just cant bring himself to drop it and free himself. Stubborn critters.

Very true on the sugar cubes. That really pisses them off too when they wash it and wash it and about the time they are satisfied that its clean its gone. The they will start sticking paws and face in the water looking for it thinking they dropped it. Hilarious.
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Old 5 June 2013, 20:56
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Guys averaged nearly $30/ raccoon this year... Let me know when you have some more at the house DH.....lol
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Old 5 June 2013, 22:06
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Guys averaged nearly $30/ raccoon this year... Let me know when you have some more at the house DH.....lol
Fawk. I could have paid for my silencer by now....
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Old 6 June 2013, 08:49
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Maybe this will help

I found out that mothballs will keep raccoons out of your garden. How about using a sling shot to shoot mothballs near their point of entry to deter them?
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Old 6 June 2013, 09:39
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If anyone is interested in building a .22 from the ground up there are some great threads over on m4Carbine.net I am almost through assembling mine using the following specs.


VLTOR MUR-1A CMMG stainless bolt group
TACCOM Enhanced 22RF firing pin
TACCOM Extreme extractor
CMMG forward assist adapter
AXTS Raptor charging handle
TACCOM ultra lightweight barrel (13.5 oz.)
Troy rear folding BattleSight
Troy front folding HK BattleSight
Aimpoint Micro T-1
KAC Aimpoint T1 Battery Cap (storage for an extra CR2032 battery)
Larue LT660 T-1 mount
Primary Arms LER 3X magnifier
Larue LT755 Tall Tactical QD Pivot Mount

Lower:
Noveske N4 Gen 2 lower receiver (non-Chainsaw)
Geissele Super Dynamic Enhanced (SD-E) trigger
Spike's Tactical lower parts kit (LPK)
BCM Stock Hardware MOUNTING KIT (Mil-Spec)
TACCOM 22INSERT pressure plug (keeps firm pressure on the bolt group ensuring that barrel collar to barrel contact is consistent)
Noveske QD End Plate
B5 Systems Enhanced SOPMOD buttstock
Spike's Tactical ST-T1 Heavy Buffer (Installed soley to keep the rifle 100% quiet)
Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS-ST Short Throw 45° Ambi Safety Selector (short levers on both sides)
Norgon Ambi-Catch™ mag release
Redi-Mag Better-Mag S&W® .22 Rimfire Magazine Adaptor
M&P 15-.22 25RD magazines



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Old 6 June 2013, 10:33
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This might be my favorite thread on any website that I have ever seen, ever. I can't stop laughing. It would only be better if I got to hear it in person. Thank you.
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Old 6 June 2013, 12:14
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DH, I like your style. Keep on slaughtering those coons.
This thread makes me think I need a crossbow...
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Old 6 April 2014, 13:53
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Not a raccoon, but none the less vermin. I have been hunting this fucker for over a month. Stinking up the barn and now the shop. I was walking in the house and I see him just laying out in the grass. One of the barn cats started fucking with it until I retrieved the Vermin Killer. (See below). I tried to stay at least 25m away so I didn't get sprayed. With the cost of 22 shells, It cost me about $84 to kill this fucker.

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Old 6 April 2014, 13:57
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I found out that mothballs will keep raccoons out of your garden. How about using a sling shot to shoot mothballs near their point of entry to deter them?
I did this with the skunk as well. It worked well. It chased him from the barn to the shop. Then, to the dumpster after a hot lead injection.
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Old 6 April 2014, 15:31
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Little Cajun pepper, slow simmered in a red wine and butter sauce, that little striped fella would have been a fine meal.

There are starving kids in India that would be happy to eat your skunk Sir.

ETA: Up to this point I've never been really interested in a .22 Glock conversion. But now, I'll have to keep my eyes out for one being sold. Looks like a good option.
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Not a raccoon, but none the less vermin. I have been hunting this fucker for over a month. Stinking up the barn and now the shop. I was walking in the house and I see him just laying out in the grass. One of the barn cats started fucking with it until I retrieved the Vermin Killer. (See below). I tried to stay at least 25m away so I didn't get sprayed. With the cost of 22 shells, It cost me about $84 to kill this fucker.

He sleeps with the fish.






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Nice shooting but that thing looks loud. I think you should put a Gemtech on it
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