I found this little guy climbing my walls

I found this little guy climbing my walls

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    I found this little guy climbing my walls

    I hope the occasional cute picture isn't too much of a rules violation.

    While drinking my coffee I heard a bumping on my walls. This little guy was climbing the wall of my house. That can is stuck! He isn't screaming in pain, so it isn't "shoot him" time yet.

    I can't pull it off him and I just moved and don't have all my tools here. So, I called the conservation department, someone is on the way with welding gloves and a pair of tinsnips.

    By the way, that isn't one of my cans; so he must have walked quite a ways with that on his head.



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    You did good.
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    Lol, Iíve foundíem like that before.

    Just grab the tail with one hand, the can with the other, and pull at the same time. ( make sure to let go of the tail quickly when the can comes off )

    It works every time.
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    "Canned 'coon" - coming to a redneck market near you soon!
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    Iíll bet someoneís trash cans are tipped over and trash spread around the yard.
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    My concern about "pull harder" is that someone may have pushed the lid into the can, creating a trap. If that is the case, pulling too hard may kill him. Still waiting for the guy from conservation. . .

    I am on holiday, so it isn't a big deal, I can wait.

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    Let us know how it turns out.
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    Get pics of the "rescue!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasaf View Post
    My concern about "pull harder" is that someone may have pushed the lid into the can, creating a trap. If that is the case, pulling too hard may kill him. Still waiting for the guy from conservation. . .

    I am on holiday, so it isn't a big deal, I can wait.
    Thank you for your tender heart in rescuing this little one in need. My wife feeds a family of them: mamma and three babies. I've been trying to get a good photo, but I guess I'm going to have to use a tripod, big lens, and IR shutter release.
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    Some of the "pull top" cans have a super sharp metal edge on the inside top.
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    When I was on patrol I got a call for a feral cat that had it's head stuck in a glass jar. My sergeant told me to ignore the call. Probably because if I was tied up he knew he would have to get off his ass and do something. I answered the call anyway. I couldn't get the jar off, so I took my Mag light and gently tapped on the jar. After three tries, it came apart and POOF. That cat was gone.
    I don't know what I would have done in your situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Some of the "pull top" cans have a super sharp metal edge on the inside top.
    The Conservation guy cut with tinsnips as I held the capture pole with the loop. As you guessed, the can was a soup can that uses a pop-top. This created what I expected, the edge is basically ramped in. This made it easy for the critter to get his head into it, but impossible to get back out.

    For small animal, it was surprisingly strong. After freeing it, we led the coon to a tree line and then released him from the capture loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasaf View Post
    The Conservation guy cut with tinsnips as I held the capture pole with the loop. As you guessed, the can was a soup can that uses a pop-top. This created what I expected, the edge is basically ramped in. This made it easy for the critter to get his head into it, but impossible to get back out.

    For small animal, it was surprisingly strong. After freeing it, we led the coon to a tree line and then released him from the capture loop.
    Now time to grab the .22!
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    Even the most P.I.T.A. creatures should be spared a long agonizing and painful death.

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