Skip to comments.Dozens of raccoons invade Brazoria County neighborhood- Richwood Texas - picture
Posted on 05/18/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
HOUSTON--At the Stop and Save in Richwood, youll find lottery tickets, beer and fishing bait, plus a gaze of raccoons--thats what theyre called in groups. They've taken up residence in the woods behind the store.
"They eat everything," said Stephanie Rutkowske, a local animal lover. "Doritos, Cheetos, chocolate. Or a big bag of cat food. Theyll eat that just as good too."
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yeah cute alright.....have you seen the claws on them? I wouldn’t want one anywhere near me.
Just lovely. I wonder what Stephanie will do when the racoons she feed find a way into her yard and home and start doing some damage that affects her.
That's all I need to know about 'coons.
Yep, I got recipes.
I have played with the babies when they are little...
cute. really playful.
wouldn’t want to play with those big mamas though.
I counted 15 in the yard one night. They seem to congregate sometimes.
I’m careful of coons. They are anything but cuddly little critters when cornered. Carriers of rabies and extremely destructive.
Just “be careful when raccoons start acting funny”. What does acting funny mean?
I hope she REALLY loves them because now, since she has fed them, they will never leave and continue to propagate.
A claymore would be fun to watch.
I had a couple of them living in my attic a few years back. Not the best of neighbors. One of them appeared to be training for the Olympics tumbling competition. He worked out in the pre-dawn hours. They have a great location sense, if you trap them you have to take them miles away or they’ll come back “home”.
A raccoon eviscerated my sister’s dachshund, literally scooped her out from her neck to her tail. I despise them.
Many “animal lovers” are quite stupid. It reminds me of the recent story where a lady wanted to help an injured bobcat. She tried to pick it up...he wasn’t happy about that.
Well, doing Don Rickles impressions for one...
I would suggest a .22 magnum at least. More sporting, you know. One of those new .17 calibers would be nice. Take careful aim, it’s good practice shooting! At a good distance, any .22 cal centerfire would be delightful. I don’t think these critters should be cooked and eaten, however.
Ever hear a coon scream? Pretty neat. First you take a piece of 4” or so PVC pipe about 5 feet long....
2. Then you take two bare copper wires
3. You wrap the copper wires around the pipe in a spiral
4. Keep the wires separated by about an inch as you make the spiral. You can use electrical tape to fasten the wires to the pipe about every foot or so.
5. Attach the end of each wire to the lead of an extension cord and hook it up to a constant output electric fence charger... one side will be the ground and the other the hot.
6. suspend the pipe concentrically on the bird feeder pole with an insulating suspension cord... nylon works well
7. Plug the thing in and wait
When the coons jump on the pipe to get in the bird feeder they pretty much explode off the pipe and amble about shaking it off. They usually don’t try it twice. First time they all gathered at the base of the feeder pole as if they were drawing straws for who would try it next. Possums keep coming back for more. The squirrels don’t come around any more at all.
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