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Old 08-07-2020, 07:18 AM
 
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I take mine to the county dump and explain to them that just over the hill is an all you can eat buffet. They must like it they don't come back!
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:25 AM
 
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It's not.
I use this one for the same reason as the OP. I can pretty much catch one every night if I put it out. I just put a couple of crackers in it for bait.
I have trapped a couple until I was told that releasing them somewhere else was illegal and was lectured on how I was making my problem become someone else's by doing that. I guess I was given bad info.

When I lived in the country, I just shot them if they became a problem. Wish I could do the same in the city.
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:42 AM
 
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I have trapped a couple until I was told that releasing them somewhere else was illegal and was lectured on how I was making my problem become someone else's by doing that. I guess I was given bad info.

When I lived in the country, I just shot them if they became a problem. Wish I could do the same in the city.
That's kinda cruel and inhuman but to each his own. My biggest fear is catching a skunk. I heard that wildlife control won't help you with that (relocating).
I caught a mean one last night!
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:43 AM
 
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I catch both raccoons in possums in my trap all the time. I drive them to the country and release them. Coons are a lot smarter than possums so make sure the trap is really secure because they will find a way out if there are any weak points in your trap. They will eat any thing sweet. I used honeybuns as bait. They love taking up residence under my deck. I have blocked them with chicken wire but they still like my deck.
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:45 AM
 
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I catch both raccoons in possums in my trap all the time. I drive them to the country and release them. Coons are a lot smarter than possums so make sure the trap is really secure because they will find a way out if there are any weak points in your trap. They will eat any thing sweet. I used honeybuns as bait. They love taking up residence under my deck. I have blocked them with chicken wire but they still like my deck.
This is true. When I catch them at night, they usually maneuver and wiggle the trap 15-20 feet from the original spot trying to get out. I make sure I don't place the trap near our pool for fear they will wiggle their way into the pool and drown.
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Old 08-07-2020, 08:38 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Take them about 10 miles away near some woods and release them. I have one in a trap right now as a matter of fact. About to go release him.
Yeah, that's about the right distance, minimum five in any event. You're fortunate you don't have the rabies issue.

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I have trapped a couple until I was told that releasing them somewhere else was illegal and was lectured on how I was making my problem become someone else's by doing that. I guess I was given bad info.

When I lived in the country, I just shot them if they became a problem. Wish I could do the same in the city.
That's the way it is here, no release of any trapped animal. Natural Resources won't do anything, you have to hire a licensed wildlife removal service.
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Old 08-07-2020, 08:40 AM
 
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That's kinda cruel and inhuman but to each his own. My biggest fear is catching a skunk. I heard that wildlife control won't help you with that (relocating).
I caught a mean one last night!
Like I said. If they became a problem as if they were a threat to the family pets or causing damage to the home or your garden. They got a bullet. That was back when I lived out in the country though and that is how they deal with problem animals out there, like it or not.

Raccoons are just trash pandas and don't add much value to city wildlife.
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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I checked with 311 about the situation and they were no help. They referred me to Wildlife Rescue and Rehab. They were no help. Suggested one of those ultrasonic noise and light makers when motion is detected. I have every corner of the house pegged with a camera and light and those guys are not deterred by light from above let’s put it that way. I guess it’s possible they would react better when the light is at their level.

I think the good news is my recent augmented addition to my fence might be working. While they can still get through it, it’s a ***** for them and it’s gotta hurt because the gap is narrow. Saw them on camera go wide into my neighbors back yard and no video near my pool. So they likely went over his fence into the next neighborhood where there is another pool. Let’s hope this continues and I don’t have to trap them.

One of my neighbors said that he knew a guy who would inject hot dogs with liquid Benadryl which would knock them out long enough for him to just pick them up the next morning and put them in a cage.
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:52 AM
 
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Just put up a little sign
" No Racoons ".
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Old 08-11-2020, 12:03 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This is true. When I catch them at night, they usually maneuver and wiggle the trap 15-20 feet from the original spot trying to get out. I make sure I don't place the trap near our pool for fear they will wiggle their way into the pool and drown.


How Very convenient!

When we have too big of an infestation (new family of raccoons) they need to 'go-swimming')...

Ironically if I 'release' them, I go to the wildlife refugee (near town), very late at night, with my lights off. Lots of water and friendly people who like wild(?)life.

The sweet corn was getting hammered one yr when I was a kid living with grandparents. so... I trapped them, and ended up with a very unhappy badger! Glad I had buried a 4' rod to hold the trap as that badger was digging to China.

The Raccoons kept stealing the 'trigger rod' from my FIL's trap. They would hide it very far away and we would find it with the mower (ouch).

Usually use cat food, but sardines sounds better.
Cats probably don't go for Honey Buns. But I never get the cat I want to catch in my trap anyway.
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