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    Racoon measures?

    Garbage goes out this evening for collection tomorrow morn. But hey - I am darned sure a racoon is attacking the bin, tho thought possum a while ago.

    No - too darned agile, plus pawprints and - the cheeky sucker removed the bin lid - every time . Tears everything to shreds and big mess. Last 2 nights it has ''attacked'' the bin.
    We keep the bin in corner of front porch and I know I have had a racoon under the office floor space.

    I was gonna shoot the critter when I saw it under my office (not sure how it gets in under with such small space!). But thought better of that considering the smell as it rotted - .

    So - it's war!!! I have vid coverage of porch but darned if I am gonna stay up half the night to try and shoot the thing - but I do have a trap spare I got for a recalcitrant skunk year or two back - it became a road kill () so was not needed then!

    Anyone got any good ideas? What bait for trap maybe?
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    chris peanut butter and raw hamburger or canned tuna mixed then smeared on the trigger plate
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    Thanks Richard - sounds pretty useful.

    After tomorrow morn the bin will be empty a few days (try not to put stuff out too soon) but I might well use this interim spell to get the trap out.

    Could be a morning shot to awake the neighborhood after that
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    Whoz Richard ????
    Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
    chris peanut butter and raw hamburger or canned tuna mixed then smeared on the trigger plate
    YUM! You've done this before, huh?

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    After tomorrow morn the bin will be empty a few days (try not to put stuff out too soon) but I might well use this interim spell to get the trap out.

    Could be a morning shot to awake the neighborhood after that
    Probably take a Master Lock to keep that sucker outta the trash........

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    who me ?? nahh heck i love all god's little furry critters
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    Whoz Richard ????
    Sorry Bob - geriatric brain fart
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    bet ya got your socks on the wrong feet this am too chris LOL and no worrys bud its all good
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    Haha Bob - well I am tempted to say I had my gloves on my feet and the wrong socks on my hands but - hey, it's summer now!

    Sandals are on the correct feet tho
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    don't be surprised if trap is sprung, bait gone, and no racoon. Those guys are smart, if they figure out how to spring trap and not get caught they will do it every time.

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    Sounds like maybe I should set up a coupla Claymores - and to hell with the porch integrity LOL
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    Not that i recomend it , but carelessly left out automotive anti freeze is bad news for any critter out there , and they all seem to love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs
    Not that i recomend it , but carelessly left out automotive anti freeze is bad news for any critter out there , and they all seem to love it
    Gotta be careful here - dogs love that stuff too..........

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    Yep - glycol is useful!! But with cat and dog here - not an option unfortunately.
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    yep and so do cats , pigs , horses , cattle , you name it they all seem to like it
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