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    Default I have a Raccoon trap, I will be trapping them.

    The past few months these 3 raccoons have been wreaking all kinds of damage on my deck. I have 3 outdoor cats, I used to be able to poor them 3 bowls of food and leave for the day. The raccoons have been eating the cat food, so I now have to bring the cats food in. My little dog goes apeshit every single time the raccoons come up on the deck, she barks and growls at all hours of the day and night. The raccoons live under one of the neighbors house, they walk down the beach to my place, climb up a tree and over the railing.

    I have tried everything but a shotgun. I filled a super soaker squirt gun up with vinegar, they did not like that but they came back for more the next day. I got tired of buying large jugs of vinegar. One day I caught them off guard, all three of them ran for the tree at the same time. There was not enough room for all of them on the tree, one of them was hanging from a railing post about 15 feet in the air. I proceeded to unload on him with the vinegar, he finally just let go and fell to the ground, it was like slow motion in a movie.

    My Mom saw some news story about a dog attacked by raccoons and called to warn me. My little dog Molly is all white and about 12 lbs. A raccoon would not have much problem with hurting or killing her. The cats give the raccoons a pretty wide birth.

    Well....I now have a raccoon trap. I will setting the trap tonight or in the AM. Once I have captured a raccoon I will be re-locating it far away from me, Molly and my cats.
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    I am soooo excited!!!

    This is going to be HUGE!! Me against the Raccoons!!

    This dwarfs Seenbads Aplaca thing. I am at battle with 3 wild animals!!!
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    All of you ladies are going to be THAT much more attracted to me after this.
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    interesting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    interesting....

    Uhhhh yes it is. Its probably the most interesting thing ever.
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    Update.

    6:43PM Tuesday September 30th, the trap has been set.

    Now we wait.
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    Update

    7:07PM September 30th.

    No change. The trap is empty.
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    Thats exactly what my Raccoons look like!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    Thats exactly what my Raccoons look like!!
    What the hell, they all look alike!!

    Oh, um, sorry, i guess that was racial animal profiling, or something.

    My bad.
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    Psycho Killer Raccoons Terrorize Olympia
    OLYMPIA, Washington, Aug. 22, 2006


    (AP) A fierce group of raccoons has killed 10 cats, attacked a small dog and bitten at least one pet owner who had to get rabies shots, residents of Olympia say.

    Some have taken to carrying pepper spray to ward off the masked marauders and the woman who was bitten now carries an iron pipe when she goes outside at night.

    "It's a new breed," said Tamara Keeton, who with Kari Hall started a raccoon watch after an emotional neighborhood meeting drew 40 people. "They're urban raccoons, and they're not afraid."

    Tony Benjamins, whose family lost two cats, said he got a big dog _ a German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix _ to keep the raccoons away.

    One goal of the patrol is to get residents to stop feeding raccoons and to keep pets and pet food indoors.

    Lisann Rolle said she began carrying an iron pipe when she goes outside at night after being bitten by raccoons when she tried to pull three of them off her cat Lucy. She obtained rabies shots afterward as a precaution.

    "I was watching her like a hawk, but she snuck out," Rolle said. "Then I heard this hideous sound _ a coyote-type high pitch ... It was vicious. They were focused on ripping her apart."

    The attacks have been especially shocking because raccoons came within five feet (1 1/2 meters) of cats without any problem in previous years, Benjamins said.

    "We used to love the raccoons. They'd have their babies this time of year, and they were so cute. Even though we lived in the city, it was neat to have wildlife around," he said, "but this year, things changed. They went nuts."

    In one case five raccoons tried to carry off a small dog, which managed to survive.

    The attacks, all within a three-block area near the Garfield Nature Trail in Olympia, are highly unusual, said Sean O. Carrell, a problem wildlife coordinator with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, adding that trappers may be summoned from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove problem animals.

    "I've never heard a report of 10 cats being killed. It's something were going to have to monitor," Carrell said.

    Meanwhile, residents have hired Tom Brown, a nuisance wildlife control operator from Rochester, Washington, to set traps, but in six weeks he has caught only one raccoon. He and Carrell said raccoons teach their young _ and each other _ to avoid traps.

    Brown said he had seen packs of raccoons this big but none so into killing.

    "They are in command up there," he said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    The past few months these 3 raccoons have been wreaking all kinds of damage on my deck. I have 3 outdoor cats, I used to be able to poor them 3 bowls of food and leave for the day. The raccoons have been eating the cat food, so I now have to bring the cats food in. My little dog goes apeshit every single time the raccoons come up on the deck, she barks and growls at all hours of the day and night. The raccoons live under one of the neighbors house, they walk down the beach to my place, climb up a tree and over the railing.

    I have tried everything but a shotgun. I filled a super soaker squirt gun up with vinegar, they did not like that but they came back for more the next day. I got tired of buying large jugs of vinegar. One day I caught them off guard, all three of them ran for the tree at the same time. There was not enough room for all of them on the tree, one of them was hanging from a railing post about 15 feet in the air. I proceeded to unload on him with the vinegar, he finally just let go and fell to the ground, it was like slow motion in a movie.

    My Mom saw some news story about a dog attacked by raccoons and called to warn me. My little dog Molly is all white and about 12 lbs. A raccoon would not have much problem with hurting or killing her. The cats give the raccoons a pretty wide birth.

    Well....I now have a raccoon trap. I will setting the trap tonight or in the AM. Once I have captured a raccoon I will be re-locating it far away from me, Molly and my cats.

    OMG! I hope you catch those nasty critters! I would donate one of my 3 Bealges if you weren't so far away.... they love to hunt! Good luck...
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    Update

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    No change, the trap is empty.

    I will continue to monitor the trap and watch episodes of THE OFFICE on my PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    Meanwhile, residents have hired Tom Brown, a nuisance wildlife control operator from Rochester, Washington, to set traps, but in six weeks he has caught only one raccoon. He and Carrell said raccoons teach their young _ and each other _ to avoid traps.
    Uh, oh. OLO - did you see that - they teach their young to avoid traps? Dang, man, you're going to have to be smarter than a raccoon. And if you do catch the buggers, for the love of God, don't dump 'em in Olympia!

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