Trapping a raccoon

Discussion in 'Parasites, Pests, & Predators' started by ThreeJ, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ New Member

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    Anybody have a good bait to catch a raccoon , I already have a livetrap. Somebody has to have a surefire way. Thanks for any advice in advance.
     
  2. Apyl

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    Red Man Chewing tobacco. My DH swears by it. I've also heard of using peanut butter.
     

  3. rob

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    i have used peanut butter to catch rodents in the past
     
  4. Sundancers

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    The cheapest can of cat food you can buy or sardines ... best of luck.
     
  5. ThreeJ

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    Peanut butter it is, the trap is set. I allready had peanut butter on hand. If I dont see results in a few days Ill try and catch my cat.:eek:
     
  6. Sundancers

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    Yes, that is the only problem that comes with using the cat food or sardines ... Is there a way to keep the cat up over night?
     
  7. Keith

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    I run into this same problem myself. We have 5 cats plus another couple neighbors we feed. All outdoors. Any live trap we put out, nets a cat.
     
  8. ThreeJ

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    The cat showed up about a month ago, it looks like it adopted us. It lets us feed her. The kids can pet her but is still not sure of me yet.
     
  9. Energyvet

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    I know this sounds nuts but tell the cat what you need to have happen. You'd be surprised how often you can get them to be a cooperative team member. I know it sounds nuts but it works for me all the time.
     
  10. Sundancers

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    Lets try this then ...

    Lock the chickens in the coop and put the trap in the run. (Sorry, I can't remember if you free range or have a run. :eek:)

    Just a thought ...
     
  11. Riverdale

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    Marshmellows. Really and truely.

    Coons have a sweet tooth and marshmellows will not attract any thing else (like catfood and sardines will).
     
  12. ThreeJ

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    The bad news is I have caught nothing.
    The good new is I have not lost any more chickens.
    Time is step up to marshmellows. Thanks for the tips.
     
  13. Energyvet

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    I can't wait to hear what happens. Better than a mystery novel. Lol
     
  14. Apyl

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    So any luck yet?

    ETA : lol sorry I didnt see you already posted lol
     
  15. seiuchin

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    What will you do with the raccoons once you trap them? I read that back in the old days they used to feed chickens cooked raccoon!
     
  16. Riverdale

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    Sometimes it is good to 'turn the tables' ;)
     
  17. waterwelldude

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    I use vienna sausages, there cheap and work pretty good.
     
  18. ThreeJ

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    I don't know If I will eat it or not, have to suprise the wife with that one.That may not go over well. I still have not trapped a raccoon yet, but I have caught a chicken. They like marshmellows too.:D
     
  19. TheGarryFarm

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    Whatever you do, don't do what my husband did years ago to me. He said he wanted a "daniel boone" hat..... Okay at that time we weren't having coon attacks as they are now. So driving back from a friends house he saw a coon on the side of the road. He asked if I would make him a cap of it.... I said sure - never guessing what he would do next!!!!!!! and then he pulled over picked up the deceased coon by his tail. Even with him holding the coon outside of the road and me holding my head out the window on the passenger side of the car on that 1/2 mile ride home. the smell was awful................ The cap never got made! The coon was buried without honors.
    Now please understand that i am a college educated person, who used to have an administrative job and am adventurous on many things. I have eaten snake - actually very good, but I think a coon would be a challenge to eat. Although many folks in the south used to eat sweet taters and Coon............Is this a true story.....hahaha yes....
     
  20. Sundancers

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    It is very true ... :D (and not bad eatens ;))