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Dozens of raccoons invade Brazoria County neighborhood- Richwood Texas - picture
KHOU ^ | May 15, 2012 | by Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News

Posted on 05/18/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by SMGFan

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Cute story, but what if they turn on you?
1 posted on 05/18/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by SMGFan
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yeah cute alright.....have you seen the claws on them? I wouldn’t want one anywhere near me.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 2:34:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: SMGFan
"They eat everything," said Stephanie Rutkowske, a local animal lover.

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.

3 posted on 05/18/2012 2:34:47 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: SMGFan
Use extra flour so the gravy isn't greasy. Furs for a blanket and the bone in their... nethers.... for a toothpick.

That's all I need to know about 'coons.

Yep, I got recipes.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/18/2012 2:35:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SMGFan

Two words:

12 Gauge


5 posted on 05/18/2012 2:38:23 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: SMGFan

I have played with the babies when they are little...

cute. really playful.

wouldn’t want to play with those big mamas though.


6 posted on 05/18/2012 2:40:30 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SMGFan

I counted 15 in the yard one night. They seem to congregate sometimes.


7 posted on 05/18/2012 2:42:01 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SMGFan

I’m careful of coons. They are anything but cuddly little critters when cornered. Carriers of rabies and extremely destructive.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

Just “be careful when raccoons start acting funny”. What does acting funny mean?


9 posted on 05/18/2012 2:45:59 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: SMGFan
Welfare recipients:


10 posted on 05/18/2012 2:45:59 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: winkadink
What does acting funny mean?

Usually rabies...

11 posted on 05/18/2012 2:47:25 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: SMGFan
"They eat everything," said Stephanie Rutkowske, a local animal lover.

I hope she REALLY loves them because now, since she has fed them, they will never leave and continue to propagate.

12 posted on 05/18/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: clee1

A claymore would be fun to watch.


13 posted on 05/18/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SMGFan

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”.


14 posted on 05/18/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: null and void
My dog got ahold of this one back in March and got his butt kicked for the trouble.

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I do everything I can to drive coons away from my house.
15 posted on 05/18/2012 2:52:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

A raccoon eviscerated my sister’s dachshund, literally scooped her out from her neck to her tail. I despise them.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 2:52:45 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Envisioning

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.


17 posted on 05/18/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: winkadink

Well, doing Don Rickles impressions for one...


18 posted on 05/18/2012 2:54:56 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: clee1

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.


19 posted on 05/18/2012 2:58:17 PM PDT by Larry R. Johnson (Power to the people!)
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To: ColdOne

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.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 2:58:58 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: EEGator

LOL last summer in Dexter Michigan some woman was cheerfully explaining that the Black bears don’t fear her and let her get pretty close to them.

I personally think they need to be driven back north.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 2:59:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan
Down in south Texas a lady fed a bunch of coons every evening. I went with her to watch. A gang of about 20 raccoons was waiting for her in a creek bed. When we got there the raccoons all stood up on their hind legs and started walking toward us. They looked like weird little space aliens. It was absolutely creepy! I made a sudden excuse and bolted out of there.
22 posted on 05/18/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: martin_fierro

Achtung!


23 posted on 05/18/2012 3:02:05 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SMGFan
I've had a couple of people tell me it's fun to set a box of sugar cubes out next to a creek where the coons will find them.

They'll take one out and try to wash it before they eat it and it just disappears. They try to figure out where it went for a few seconds, then go back and get another one, and do it all over again.

24 posted on 05/18/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SMGFan

Coons gotta eat too.


25 posted on 05/18/2012 3:09:07 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: cripplecreek

Probably a good idea. Though, it does clean up the gene pool...


26 posted on 05/18/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SMGFan

I had one of those bastards tear up my roof to the tune of nearly $1500. After that, it was shoot on site.


27 posted on 05/18/2012 3:17:15 PM PDT by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thank God for guns, huh, johnny?


28 posted on 05/18/2012 3:26:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Furs for a blanket and the bone in their... nethers.... for a toothpick.”

My Daddy always called it a CoonBone. I think I’ve still got one in my possibles bag.


29 posted on 05/18/2012 3:37:12 PM PDT by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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To: SMGFan

Where’s Davy Crockett when you need him?


30 posted on 05/18/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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Do you remember when the coons invaded the White House? LOL

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Gaze of Raccoons Sneak Onto White House Grounds
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/02/raccoons-sneak/


31 posted on 05/18/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: tacticalogic

I had a pet coon many years ago.
I used to terrorize him before he got the best of me.
I’d make him a stack of peanut butter and cracker sandwiches.
First I’d remove his water bowl.

Or I’d give him a slo-poke candy bar and he’d glue his mouth shut.

And I’d put guppies in his water bowl.
He go crazy trying to catch em.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 3:45:22 PM PDT by Elderberry
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To: cripplecreek

In some ways Black Bears are worse than Grizzlies. A Black Bear will wound it’s prey and feast on it while still alive. That would be a bad way to go. I imagine Grizzly man checked out pretty quick.


33 posted on 05/18/2012 3:47:46 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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I don't need guns for 'coons. Wire loop snare on a fence works just fine and is much quieter.

/johnny

34 posted on 05/18/2012 3:50:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Larry R. Johnson
I don’t think these critters should be cooked and eaten, however.

They certainly are, though. That was NOT something covered in culinary school. I had to learn that from family.

/johnny

35 posted on 05/18/2012 3:53:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ArmstedFragg

The first one you trap. Chop him into itty bitty pieces.
Spread them pieces all around the yard.
You won’t have any more coon problems for a long time.


36 posted on 05/18/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT by Elderberry
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Coons love dog food.
Squirrels love dog food.
Birds love dog food.
Cats love dog food.
Opossums love dog food.

Don’t leave dog food outside—or just inside the pet door entrance.


37 posted on 05/18/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: cripplecreek

You cannot drive them away, you have to shoot them. Hateful vermin rabies carriers that kill your chickens, turkeys rabbits and anything else that is smaller than them...they growl, hiss and spit when caught in a live trap...a bullet usually puts a stop to that..hateful critters...


38 posted on 05/18/2012 3:58:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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I was curious about the origin of the word raccoon.

Algonquian term meaning "he scratches with his hands".

Fitting! ;-)

My neighbor thought they were cute and was feeding the things. I told him if he hears my 12 gauge don't call the cops. ;-)

39 posted on 05/18/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by wvguy
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Those little bandits are cute, but they kill chickens, ducks and baby geese... worse, they just kill them for the fun of killing.

They are not welcome on my property.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 4:01:16 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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As far as our dogs are concerned, one raccoon in the back yard is too many.

I heard a rumor that raccoons eat snails and salamanders. Any truth to this?

41 posted on 05/18/2012 4:02:18 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I heard a rumor that raccoons eat snails and salamanders. Any truth to this?

Dunno. Let's ask the experts...

42 posted on 05/18/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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I heard a rumor that raccoons eat snails and salamanders. Any truth to this?

Dunno. Let's ask the experts...

LOL!

43 posted on 05/18/2012 4:10:03 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: Ditter

Zombie racoons?


44 posted on 05/18/2012 4:12:16 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1214 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: JRandomFreeper

Similar to the one used in this example?
http://wildwoodsurvival.com/survival/snares/rabbitsnarerb.html


45 posted on 05/18/2012 4:13:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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I don’t think these critters should be cooked and eaten, however.

24 raccoon recipes

46 posted on 05/18/2012 4:13:46 PM PDT by mulebones
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To: SMGFan

You spend a month and half getting rabies shots.

They may not “hurt” like they used to but you definitely *do* feel like 9 yards of unpaved Hell.

It took 7 months for my injection spots to stop the infernal burning and itching.


47 posted on 05/18/2012 4:22:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: null and void; Homer_J_Simpson; snail

*Very* funny, Null.

8:P


48 posted on 05/18/2012 4:27:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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49 posted on 05/18/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Larry R. Johnson

Rabies changes everything.

It took *3* 9mils in the chest at nearly point blank range to stop the rabid momma coon.

The much smaller rabid babies took 2, each.

It was a -very- unpleasant but necessary deed.

[and single head shots were totally out of the question...I *knew* they’d need getting tested]


50 posted on 05/18/2012 4:31:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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