[s-cars] NAC: sucks to be me (not for children to read)

Mark Strangways StrangConst at rogers.com
Thu Aug 23 01:27:41 EDT 2007

Crossbows are nice, quite and lend a rather sporting touch to "coon" 
I prefer the 22 riffle, as you can "hunt" from the porch easier. :-)

Actually I have only done a couple, but they can be rather annoying.

One story I have..

One summer night, I hear the garbage cans rattle after waking from a nice 
peaceful sleep.
So I go open the front door and scare off them little city coons.
They look at me in disgust and run away.

A hour or so later, same noise... wakes me up again. This time I'm pissed.
So I got to the door, grab a broom, flick the light on and open the door at 
the same time.

I am starring face to face with a rather large SKUNK....
Put broom down, close door kill the light and offer him a "have a nice 
dinner SIR"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Swann" <benswann at comcast.net>
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Cc: <quattro at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 12:55 AM
Subject: [s-cars] NAC: sucks to be me (not for children to read)

> Now you got me started.  The supposedly cute Raccoons that have been 
> gathering
> in our backyard occasionally  decided Guinea-Pig and Rabbit was a good 
> meal.
> I had no idea they were vicious predators until after I found "Toffee"
> decapitated and ivicerated with entrails out and left behind for later.
> Thought it was an owl at first - nice tame mother GP would come up to you 
> and
> let you pet her - sweetest 2 year old pet.  A couple days after completing 
> the
> pen enclosure against arial predators, I heard midnight commotion and GP
> squeal.  Ran outside in shorts only to withness a very large COON carrying
> "Coffe" the father up a large Oak  - apparently some others were waiting 
> for
> the shared meal.  These were the last remnant of a nice family - babies 
> had be
> eradicated earlier by at the time the unknown cause.  Gone also wer a 
> mother
> rabbit- fairly large in size, the father rabbit.  Two newer rabbit of nice
> breed had also been attacked - skin was completely ripped off the leag and
> hinquarters of "Oreo" new female and hopeful mother to be.  The dwarf 
> agouti
> had a good chunk taken out of his side too.  I had no idea.
> I did some research an confirmed the method of killing on Toffee was
> definately Coon - they just don't do trash cans and Kroi.  I Set a 
> supposedly
> surefire trap - trip board into large trashcan filled with water that is
> suppose to weigh them down so they can't get out.  Right!   Upon hearing 
> the
> trap action in process, went out side to see the large animal had cleared 
> the
> trashcan carrying the can of tuna fish bait.  As I  Walked out the door it
> stood on it hind quarters revealing the size of a decent dog - say collie 
> or
> small German Shepherd and if it could talk, was surely say to me, "this is 
> my
> tuna, back off!"  I wasn't about to see what those teeth could do.  Found 
> my
> air-rifle and 2 shots at 10 feet behind the ear - did not even flinch, as 
> if
> he was getting a small bee sting.
> I purchased a trap the next day for medium to large raccoons - laughed at 
> the
> clerk, because I was skeptical if it would fit in the trap.  She assured 
> me it
> would.  Since then I have been averaging a coon every other night.  2 
> large
> Females,  4 babies(still big)  one small male - tried to tame, but let him 
> go.
> And finally tricked the large male into using the trap which it kind of
> already new what it was.  Up to eight so far in under 2 weeks, and still
> catching them, but looks like I had a veritable infestation of these not 
> so
> cute to me anymore creatures.
> MAC - Avant used as transport vehicle in catch and release to remote area. 
> I
> really should have used them as crab bait, as the avant has taken on the
> temporay smell of a dog the has gotten into may trashcans and fish!
> Ben - In the wilds of BroadCreek on the South River, Annapolis,  MD.
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