Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by budman, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/Builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    We've got a racoon in the attic. We heard him last night running around up there. He shimmied up the air-conditioning lines and ripped a hole in the soffit screen. We saw the little sucker earlier this evening peeking at us through the screen. I think he's young. His head wasn't that big. We had some squirrels up there a couple of years ago so I bought a trap at that time. I ended up using other means *cough* to get rid of them and didn't end up using the trap. I set it tonight for the racoon. I think he'll fit in it if he finds it. I hope he likes bananas.
  2. Varmint!
  3. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    A Barrett .50 Cal Sniper rifle would put the big hurt on that raccoon! And you would also have the added bonus of increasing the ventilation in your attic.:D
  4. I have like a 10 foot snake in my roof... Im sure if you also got one of them, like me, you wouldn't get too many other things living up there :)
  5. avid

    avid born lefty

    Jun 22, 2005
    Ashland, Oregon USA
    You live in Australia, that could be serious!
  6. A couple of weeks ago I spied a wet spot on the driveway. Curious(this is in August, in Cali), I looked closer; seeing something dripping into it, I looked up. Directly above, in an orange tree, was a bird's nest. Grabbing a 16-foot ladder, I expected to soon see the miracle of baby bird's birth. When I got nearly high enough to peek in, I see this ugly woodrat glaring back at me, as if to say, 'Yeah, I ate 'em. Got any more?" Bastige. So, this morning there's a large dead rat on my back porch, I guess killed & left as a gift by one of my 16-yr-old semi-******** cats(no offense to any genuinely ******** cats out there;) ). The interesting part is that as I was burying the rodent, I noticed an apparent bite mark(old)in the ear, matching one I noticed in the previously mentioned egg-eater.:D HAH! See what you get, I said!

  7. :D I am serious. I phoned the wildlife dudes and they came and had a look. Its a constrictor, not poisonous, so they told me to keep it there as it will eliminate vermin.

    We live together quite well. Just get a bit of a shock when I go outside and its sunning itself!! Also at night you can hear it dragging itself around which can be a bit creepy.
  8. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    Oh he'll go for the bananas. But in case that doesn't work, any type of shiny object in the cage will draw him right in. Maybe a little bit of bacon too, don't want him to starve in there. :)

    Good luck
  9. If you put that 'coon in a sack, imagine the fun you could have at work.

  10. hmmm... any other aussies find that line a bit odd?? :ninja:
  11. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/Builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Yeeha! I work at home alone. I have to start rumors about myself just to make things interesting around here. But a sacked racoon, that sounds like a party!:hyper:

    Hadn't seen or heard a peep out of him since we spotted him last night. The trap is still empty. Either he decided there was just a little bit too much human activity around here to make himself a happy home or he's ingested some of the leftover squirrel eradicator and he's up there taking an insulation nap. If that's the case we should know in a couple of days.
  12. I wanna know, what? Arkies call raccoons coons, and opossums possums. If this is purely a racial reference then never mind, about half the words in the English language have double and triple meaning. Please don't prejudge hillbillies, we don't judge Aussies. Arkansas is one of the more racially harmonious states in the south. Hoxie AR was one of the first schools in the south to voluntarily desegregate and that was before the "Little Rock Nine."
  13. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    May I propose a stew?
  14. mmm stew. And what a great hat you could make also.
  15. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Sardines, or canned mackerel, makes great coon bait.

    They are very very difficult to kill with body hits from firearms.
  16. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/Builder of LeCompte Electric Bass

    Yes, the hat. The hat. I was dreaming about the hat.
  17. I have hit a few with paintballs and they never came back. Just avoid the head so as to not cause permant damage.
  18. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
  19. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Owner/Builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Well, he ain't nappin'. I heard him last night so I crawled up into the attic and had a stare down with the pesky critter. I had to buy a bigger trap this morning. It's baited with sardines. I feel like Bill Murray for some reason.
  20. ...I'm alright, don't no body worry 'bout me...

    "Hmm...Baby Ruth!"



    ...good luck Bud!