Friday, April 27, 2018

Looks like I am in the trapping business.

It was only after I cropped this picture that I noticed that the vertical wire in the mesh is broken right between this raccoon's eyes.  I suspect that it was cut by 40 grains traveling at  1215 feet per second.  It is interesting that raccoons instinctively stop in the same place.



This is from a listing of organizations that advocates neutering feral animals and releasing them back to the wild.  I intended to drop off "my" raccoon as a gift to them.
Have you ever noticed how the PETA types and other borderline eco-terrorists use PO Box numbers.  It is almost as if they don't want gifts.

My parent's neighborhood is invested with raccoons.  The house next door is vacant and there is a colony living in the garage.  There are some marshmallows in the orange newspaper hutch.

1 comment:

  1. Marshmallows work well as bait, but the absolute best bait is fried chicken. Any trap on our property baited with fried chicken left overs (skin, bones) is instant magic for producing not just raccoons, but also possums, and even woodchucks. Put fired chicken in trap, next morning practice "close range target practice" and dispose of body. After all the turkey vultures and coyotes need to eat too...

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