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    Had to shoot a masked intruder yesterday.

    He was a scary looking fellow. He had a mask and a ringed tail.

    We were sitting around after dinner when my four year old said "AAAAH Daddy there's something big on the porch!" (he'd never seen a raccoon before). The stupid thing was trying to get in our screen door. He had been out two days in a row during the day time and he was all scraggly looking. I'm guessing he was rabid so I ran and got my spiffy new CZ .22.

    The masked bandit then suffered an accute and fatal case of lead poisoning.

    The whole incident shook my son up pretty bad and I had to calm him down last night after he had nightmares about raccoons.
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    Sorry to hear about your Son and his nightmares, but it's better for him to know that sometimes animals get sick and they need to be put out of their misery for their own good and ours. I hope the nightmares go away soon my friend.

    He might have had distemper also. Things are getting dicey now, feline distemper is crossing the species line and is effecting other animals just like certain types of rabies is crossing species lines also now and that is not a good thing for us.
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    The raccoon probably was rabid and you did what you had to do. Hope your son isn't too traumatized by this event, it can be scary to little one's.
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    Raccoons may be one of Gods creatures, but they are nasty rodents.

    Where I live we get them digging in the garbage and last year two of them teamed up and attacked a neighbors dog.

    Sorry to hear that your son is having nightmares and hopefully he will understand that it is necessary sometimes.
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    Lead was the only cure for what ailed that raccoon.
    Jersey is loaded with these sick and aggressive animals.
    We warn our kids not to go anywhere near them if they see one.
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    I was cleaning out some boxes in the garage this weekend and found myself face to face with one. Pretty aggressive when cornered. He also ended the day with a case of lead poisoning...
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    Better safe than sorry in that situation. Hope the little boy is ok!
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    I was reading a press release from the raccoon's mother. Seems the little fella you shot was really "a good boy who never did anything like this before." Oh, and he was "turning his life around."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    I was reading a press release from the raccoon's mother. Seems the little fella you shot was really "a good boy who never did anything like this before." Oh, and he was "turning his life around."
    Now that there was funny , right there....
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    awww. how old is ur boy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcorp View Post
    Raccoons may be one of Gods creatures, but they are nasty rodents.
    Not to pick nits, but actually, they are not rodents, but have their own genus: Procyon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpwing View Post
    I was reading a press release from the raccoon's mother. Seems the little fella you shot was really "a good boy who never did anything like this before." Oh, and he was "turning his life around."
    Their lawyer just filed against me in civil court claiming wrongful death. They are seeking twenty pounds of hamburger in damages.

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    awww. how old is ur boy?
    He is only 4. Poor lil guy.
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    If you suspect the raccoon had rabies, you really should contact your vet or the health department to have a necropsy done. All counties in the State want to track cases of rabies in the area. You don't have to pay for the necropsy, I would advise turning it in if you haven't destroyed it yet.

    It's behavior and daytime activities is enough to suspect rabies.

    By the way... they need to examine the brain of the animal to determine rabies so I hope you didn't shoot it in the head, or if you did, make sure you don't in the future.
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    great, now you gotta dig in the trash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    If you suspect the raccoon had rabies, you really should contact your vet or the health department to have a necropsy done. All counties in the State want to track cases of rabies in the area. You don't have to pay for the necropsy, I would advise turning it in if you haven't destroyed it yet.

    It's behavior and daytime activities is enough to suspect rabies.

    By the way... they need to examine the brain of the animal to determine rabies so I hope you didn't shoot it in the head, or if you did, make sure you don't in the future.
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