Really, I thought, if I opened my door, and a raccoon was just sitting there, he'd get a visit from a .380, and a trip to the garbage can.. I hate raccoons.
Try having six huge pecan trees around your house-talk about a raccoon magnet! I usually dispatch at least 8-10 a year during harvest time. One of my neighbor’s mother is a retired schoolteacher who considers them quite a delicacy and happily takes them off my hands after they meet my Beretta shotgun or the 22. Says she grew up eating them and still loves them cooked with sweet potatoes (shudder)(must be an AA thing, I guess...)
So last November she shows up with one of those live-catch traps-and 2 big boxes of honeybuns. Says her son had been catching lots of them using half a honeybun as bait.
Well, I’ve gone thru 4 boxes of honeybuns now(the rain does a number on ‘em) without catching one single raccoon.
We’re not seeing ANY as roadkill either and I live in the boonies where they are-or were-quite common.