Skip to comments.Raccoon Spotted In Tree With Face Stuck In Jar
Posted on 03/22/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
SHENANGO TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A woman in Shenango Township said she has seen a raccoon with its face stuck inside a jar for four days.
Tammy Yakubic said she is worried that if it doesn't get help soon, the raccoon will die.
Yakubic called the Pennsylvania Game Commission, but the animal is up too high in a tree for it to intervene.
"Their hands were tied, unless the animals would actually come down to the ground, which he has not. I mean, this is going on four days now, so I didn't know what else to do," Yakubic said.
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Good job for a sharpshooter.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come across cat skeletons in trees, and raccoon skeletons inside bottles.
Honestly, city people worry about the silliest things.
(The cat will come down from the tree, nobody needs to save it, and the jar will come off the raccoons head - all on its own.)
Simple solution.......... shoot it.
Net and tranquilizer dart.
How does a tree get its face caught in a jar? Just an idle question. sd
Short story long..A bear got up a tree in town once and animal control or Ranger Bob? tranqed it.
People booed when the bear half missed the net and hit the sidewalk with a thud.
So make sure they have the net properly in place if there is a big crowd of town folks watching.
Agree - Raccoons are nusance animals when they come out of the woods and get into suburban areas
I'm still trying to figure out how they know on which side of the tree is the face....
By shoot it, I assume you mean the glass jar. With your Daisey B-B gun. Safe copper B-B cracks glass, which falls harmlessly to the ground where it is safely picked up and recycled, and the ‘coon gratefully scampers away.
I’m reliably told that they know which side it’s knot. sd
Sounds like a job for a Barret 50 cal ...
I think the power company has hydraulic lifts, or the fire Department Ladders that could get them close enough to break the glass.
Nah, shoot the nasty bugger with a 12 gauge, hit the jar and kill the varmint.
It's the side with the kite crumbs clinging to it.
I agree about shooting it. It would be more a more kind thing to do than to let it die of dehydration.
There is a deer skeleton in our woods that one of my sons found. It’s antlers were wedged between two small trees. The poor animal got stuck while scraping it’s felt and it starved to death.
A .306 would have been a much easier way to go.
My guess is if you shoot the jar, there is a good chance the neck of the jar will still be around the racoons neck and now with sharp glass shards.
It would be better to just kill the animal. I suppose a tranquilizer might be the next best option and then take the nasty varmint to the woods away from homes.
Of course not, it should go without saying any regular B-B gun user would aim at and easily hit the neck of the jar so that the problem you describes would not ensue.
However, should a sudden gust of wind deflect the B-B and cause the situation you described, the ‘coon would be able to eat and drink, and would have the bonus of having a spiked collar for defense, like the bulldogs you see in Bugs Bunny cartoons, in case of attack by a coyote.
You guys need to branch out into standup.
Well, according to the article, they shot him because they thought he was rabid.
Eleanor Rigby, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door. Who is it for?
NO! If you ever had to deal with raccoons, you'd know I meant shoot the nasty bugger, NOT the jar.
You listen for the bark. Does that go against the grain?
[You bit, so don’t tell me ‘look what you started.’] nyah nyah nyah. sd
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