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Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:09:23 AM »
So I live in downtown Olympia, and a neighbor of mine is feeding raccoons... >:( Has been since I moved here. There's a lot of dogs in my apartment complex that could pick up a nasty bug from this raccoon if it ---- in the wrong spot... So, I want to harvest this little -----! I guess I have to wait until September for the season to be open... I'm just trying to think of what method could be legally used in city limits to snag this little ------. I think an air rifle might have the potential to do it but I don't want to freak any neighbors out.  :'(

Any of ya'll a trapper that is looking for a quick buck and a fresh raccoon hide? If so, let me know! I'd hire you personally, the apartment complex ain't doing -------- about this. Not sure what that usually costs though...  :sry:



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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 11:59:41 AM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 12:02:44 PM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?

In addition to rabies, sounds like quite a few nasties to be had.

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https://torontodogwalking.com/dangers-raccoon-urine-feces-dog/
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 12:03:12 PM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?




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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 12:03:41 PM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?

Distemper, Coons are major carriers.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 12:08:23 PM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?

distemper, rabies, parvo. Likely have to look sick.

Trapping them is no problem, if on your property even year around. Not worth anything though. Problem is dispatch if you are in a no shooting zone. City ordinances differ so you best to check on the wording before you use an air gun. No question it is illegal to move them.
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 12:14:46 PM »
I would politely ask your neighbor to stop feeding them. If that doesn't work report the perp. If that doesn't work invite your neighbor over for some raccoon stew.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 12:44:35 PM »
You say you live in an apartment, in a complex? That would mean you don't own the property and as such i would think you can't do a thing as far as trapping or killing the coon as it is not your property and the landlord would have to be the one to do it?  :twocents:
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 12:50:33 PM »
Report the neighbor for feeding wildlife?

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 01:35:27 PM »
We are in the same boat. Live in the city limits, but on a decent sized lot with 3 hens in a moveable coop. Raccoon has attempted to get in on multiple occasions and I have found scat around. Put out a Havahart a few nights ago and have a garbage can full of water ready - just in case he's thirsty.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 01:52:12 PM »
Just curious...what "nasty bug" can a dog catch from 'coons ?




Rabies.........


Good to know.. Start killing all the bats to. they are major carriers of rabies. The bats die of the rabies and the  family pets pick them up and could contract the rabies. Remember...rabies boosters this time of year to protect your pet.
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 02:08:16 PM »
Olympia?

Does the raccoon identify as a cat?

Perhaps that is how they are legally feeding it.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 02:26:32 PM »

distemper, rabies, parvo. Likely have to look sick.


Add roundworm to that list.  https://ugaresearch.uga.edu/deadly-raccoon-roundworm-can-infect-humans-without-symptoms/

As a tenant, you shouldn't have a problem with trapping them legally.  Your likely issue would be the neighbors.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2018, 02:33:36 PM »
Olympia?

Does the raccoon identify as a cat?

Perhaps that is how they are legally feeding it.

This is awesome.  What's happened when I brought this up with the woman was that her cats are friends with the raccoon. Id just as soon make a hat out if it.

The last time I brought this up with management they didn't do anything so that's why I'm going rogue, I want to trap and cull it within the confines of the law. I feel an air gun is only going to draw negative attention,  I Gotta do this ninja style under cover of darkness.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2018, 03:25:15 PM »
Me thinks the raccoon is just biding his time before the cats are dinner, especially if he invites a few of his friends over to help.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2018, 05:11:49 PM »

distemper, rabies, parvo. Likely have to look sick.


Add roundworm to that list.  https://ugaresearch.uga.edu/deadly-raccoon-roundworm-can-infect-humans-without-symptoms/

As a tenant, you shouldn't have a problem with trapping them legally.  Your likely issue would be the neighbors.
Leptospirosis, humans can catch it also.
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 02:55:14 PM »
Bow and arrow man. Just make sure no one is around to see it happen and make sure to hit vitals. I lived down in Sumner next to the Puyallup river in an apartment complex.. someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE! I have dogs and we used to walk them in the evenings out by the river without an issue until they found the rabbits. So 2 birds 1 stone... I got some big rabbits in my freezer and it kept them away so I didn't have to worry about my dogs chasing them anymore. 1 arrow with a blunt tip and thump them in the head or chest.. its a done deal man. Same for raccoons I would assume.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2018, 06:40:13 PM »
I trapped one at my old house.  Got a tarp, put it over the cage and made sure all sides were weighted down.  Then got one of the co2 gas bomb things that you use to put down in mole holes to kill them.  Lit the fuse and set it under the tarp.  Coon went nighty night.  Nice and quiet.

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Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »
Bow and arrow man. Just make sure no one is around to see it happen and make sure to hit vitals. I lived down in Sumner next to the Puyallup river in an apartment complex.. someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE! I have dogs and we used to walk them in the evenings out by the river without an issue until they found the rabbits. So 2 birds 1 stone... I got some big rabbits in my freezer and it kept them away so I didn't have to worry about my dogs chasing them anymore. 1 arrow with a blunt tip and thump them in the head or chest.. its a done deal man. Same for raccoons I would assume.

Domestic rabbits wonít breed with wild rabbits. Itís not biologically possible.
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2018, 09:13:15 PM »
someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE!

Domestic rabbits wonít breed with wild rabbits. Itís not biologically possible.
Youíre all welcome for your useless trivia for the evening.

Only two natives in all of Washington.  Everything you see in Western Washington is introduced
https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/rabbits.html

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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2018, 09:19:39 PM »
someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE!

Domestic rabbits wonít breed with wild rabbits. Itís not biologically possible.
Youíre all welcome for your useless trivia for the evening.

Only two natives in all of Washington.  Everything you see in Western Washington is introduced
https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/rabbits.html

Correct. I should have said cottontail rather than wild rabbit. My daughter is going to smack me. A domestic/European rabbit will not/can not breed with a cottontail and produce live offspring. Native or non-native, there are cottontails in western Washington. Pretty much all feral/domestic rabbits are either European rabbits or hares.
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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2018, 09:25:58 PM »
someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE!

Domestic rabbits wonít breed with wild rabbits. Itís not biologically possible.
Youíre all welcome for your useless trivia for the evening.

OK, now I am confused.   I thought every single fuzzy animal with two big ears in Western Washington was an introduced species.

Only two natives in all of Washington.  Everything you see in Western Washington is introduced
https://wdfw.wa.gov/living/rabbits.html

Correct. I should have said cottontail rather than wild rabbit. My daughter is going to smack me. A domestic/European rabbit will not/can not breed with a cottontail and produce live offspring. Native or non-native, there are cottontails in western Washington. Pretty much all feral/domestic rabbits are either European rabbits or hares.

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2018, 02:30:06 PM »
Bow and arrow man. Just make sure no one is around to see it happen and make sure to hit vitals. I lived down in Sumner next to the Puyallup river in an apartment complex.. someone let loose their pet rabbits and they bred with the native rabbits... The offspring got HUGE! I have dogs and we used to walk them in the evenings out by the river without an issue until they found the rabbits. So 2 birds 1 stone... I got some big rabbits in my freezer and it kept them away so I didn't have to worry about my dogs chasing them anymore. 1 arrow with a blunt tip and thump them in the head or chest.. its a done deal man. Same for raccoons I would assume.

Domestic rabbits wonít breed with wild rabbits. Itís not biologically possible.
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ok well then... these were giant floppy eared bunnys that tasted amazing and there was a TON of them!

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2018, 12:09:28 AM »
When I have problems with raccoons I take care of them with my bow & I donít care about in season or not. I canít have wild diseased raccoons getting after my dog or the neighbors day care so I kill them all. I live ina house though, itís a bit easier than n an apartment

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Re: Raccoon - Legally taking one in city limits?
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2018, 07:13:54 PM »
trap him, fill up bathtub with water, drop trap in, close door, comeback in a 1/2 hour

 

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