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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.

From the Google:

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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