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Briarscratch

Caught him again last night. Now what to do with him.

I say this time you mark him with spraypaint and then let him go again.

We can start pool on how long it takes him to get back.

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Caught him again last night. Now what to do with him.

I say this time you mark him with spraypaint and then let him go again.

We can start pool on how long it takes him to get back.

This could be fun, but we need to know the distance it will be from where you let em go to the corn patch. :laugh:

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Caught him again last night. Now what to do with him.

Treat him like a wolf.....SSS   :p

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Caught him again last night. Now what to do with him.

Treat him like a wolf.....SSS   :p

Too late. He's making his way back now.

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Shoot, ya let him go already...?

Just think of the 'product review' you could have given, had you strapped one of those free Astro's on him first??

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Shoot, ya let him go already...?

Just think of the 'product review' you could have given, had you strapped one of those free Astro's on him first??

Moe :<img src=:'>

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ok, now this is just brilliant. BRILLIANT I say.  You could even offer twit updates. we could watch his leisurely stroll back to the Eden Soup Kitchen!

Brad, I love raccoons as much as anyone.  They are awesome cool critters with a touch of evil... sort of like Clumber Spaniels, really, but better looking.  But if you want to release him, seriously, you need to take him a lot further than that, preferably somewhere with better, bigger cornfields or dog food containers between your homestead and the release point. 50 miles away or better, I would think.

(Sigh) My dad spends much of his new retirement volunteering at a wildlife rehap place in Colorado, and one of his favorite areas is the Coon areas - he calls them Stalags.  The stories (almost always with photos since he is a lifelong photographer) are amazing in the degree of intelligence, agility, problem-solving, and pure stubbornness of them even at only weeks old.  I am trying to nicely say you are not going to outsmart Stinky.  He is more committed than you are and he has 24/7 spare time to work on the problem.

And are we even sure raccoons eat corn off the stalks? He turned away the cat food... he may be a specialist.

One good thing your trials with Stinky have spawned... I searched out and found the state law that lets me kill the wasckely wabbits that are stealing our veggies.  I think it is a good idea to have that law reference handy over the next couple days since they are starting to avoid our concealed back acre, and are appearing more often out front where the new unknown neighbors have a line of sight at where I would like to arrow them.

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He's back.

Kidding.

Research says anything over 5 miles should do it. I tripled that. If he actually makes it back I am gonna set up a dog bed for him on the porch.

He'll have deserved it.

I'll keep everyone that's interested posted.

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As a result of his repeated contacts with a Mr. Brad Eden, "Stinky" as he's known locally, grew into a fine young man and eventually found true love.

His blushing bride to be was quoted as saying "ayuh, he's a hairy one alright. But he warms my bed in the winter if you know what I mean, and besides, being legally blind I care more about what's on the inside.  In Stinky's case it's mostly sweet corn."

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i caught a dozen that size in the hood that year. trapping gets a bad rap. i pulled dozens out of a football field sized area. it kept them out of the apt complex, and off the highway. i had guys at work buy the meat, and i made some some cash selling the fur. it was fun taking the boy out,and the complex was happy to be rid of them.
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