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    Fricken Racoons

    Anyone deal with these beady eyed buggers?

    Got new sod in my back yard and apparently one of these varmints has been ripping up the sod every night looking for worms. I come out in the morning and the whole back is torn up and I have to piece it back in.

    The area now looks like a war zone.:steamin:

    I feel like Murray in Caddyshack.

    Will a havahart trap snag this beast(s)?



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    *Timmmeh, I'm not looking for recipes, just eradication advice.
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    [QUOTE=32green;3248258]Anyone deal with these beady eyed buggers?

    Got new sod in my back yard and apparently one of these varmints has been ripping up the sod every night looking for worms. I come out in the morning and the whole back is torn up and I have to piece it back in.

    The area now looks like a war zone.:steamin:

    I feel like Murray in Caddyshack.

    Will a havahart trap snag this beast(s)?



    Please weigh in with free advice and sarcastic spirit-killing put-downs[/QUOTE]


    You sure it isn't JetsRule?

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    Rat poison

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    [QUOTE=JStokes;3248262]You sure it isn't JetsRule?[/QUOTE]

    No the bushes remain unruffled and free of candy wrappers.

    So its a varmint.

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    So its a varmint.[/QUOTE]

    Again, jetsrule?

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    32 you knew this was coming from someone [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThXRVkXHjc[/url]

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    [QUOTE=BURGERMIKE;3248272]32 you knew this was coming from someone [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThXRVkXHjc[/url][/QUOTE]

    Lol, its not quite so effective when I already referenced it in the original post.

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    Are you sure it's raccoons and not skunks?

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    Probably a have a heart will work BUT here's the kicker. Supposedly, you have to take them 50 miles away to dump'em b/c they have an uncanny sense of direction and will find their way back.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3248298]Are you sure it's raccoons and not skunks?[/QUOTE]

    Check for a bunch of LePanting and LeHeaving.....

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    motion detector sprinkler

    [url]http://www.amazon.com/Contech-Electronics-CRO101-Scarecrow-Motion-Activated/dp/B000071NUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1252699716&sr=8-1[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3248298]Are you sure it's raccoons and not skunks?[/QUOTE]
    Plenty of Racoons, no skunks around my parts.

    You couldnt just answer the question?

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    [QUOTE=32green;3248320]
    You couldnt just answer the question?[/QUOTE]

    Look above Leroy.

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3248316]motion detector sprinkler

    [url]http://www.amazon.com/Contech-Electronics-CRO101-Scarecrow-Motion-Activated/dp/B000071NUS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1252699716&sr=8-1[/url][/QUOTE]

    LOL, did you see the other pictures? Apparently it's effective at keeping Danny Bonaduce off of your lawn.:D

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    [QUOTE=Timmy®;3248324]Look above Leroy.[/QUOTE]

    Above Leroy? Was there supposed to be a comma in there, or am I looking for a dude named Leroy with racoon eradication tips floating over him?

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    [QUOTE=chesapeakejet;3248302]Probably a have a heart will work BUT here's the kicker. Supposedly, you have to take them 50 miles away to dump'em b/c they have an uncanny sense of direction and will find their way back.[/QUOTE]

    Yep they are smart buggers. I have a huge problem with them and I live in the city. They love to knock my garbage cans over then spread it over an acre. I went and got locks for the garbage cans but the damn things figured out the combination :eek:

    Only one answer, rent a trap and drive them 50 miles away to release them.

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    [QUOTE=MACPAC;3248337]Yep they are smart buggers. I have a huge problem with them and I live in the city. They love to knock my garbage cans over then spread it over an acre. I went and got locks for the garbage cans but the damn things figured out the combination :eek:

    Only one answer, rent a trap and drive them 50 miles away to release them.[/QUOTE]

    Have you ever seen a raccoon in a trap? I don't want them in my car or even trunk.

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    [QUOTE=chesapeakejet;3248302]Probably a have a heart will work BUT here's the kicker. Supposedly, you have to take them 50 miles away to dump'em b/c they have an uncanny sense of direction and will find their way back.[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE=MACPAC;3248337]
    Only one answer, rent a trap and drive them 50 miles away to release them.[/QUOTE]

    I'm not at all inclined to drive them even a single block .....iffin you get my drift.:devil:

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    [QUOTE=32green;3248342]I'm not at all inclined to drive them even a single block .....iffin you get my drift.:devil:[/QUOTE]

    Frankly, my man, I don't see you brave enough to walk over and pick up the trap.

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    [QUOTE=32green;3248286]Lol, its not quite so effective when I already referenced it in the original post.

    :D[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I know, but someone was gonna take the bullit. Plus everyone loves that scene;)

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