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are raccoons territorial? (terminate update 2)

Henry0ReillyHenry0Reilly Member Posts: 10,829 ✭✭✭
edited May 2004 in General Discussion
I got the white male cat. The female headed back under the house and black male took off. Later I heard a noise in the trap and it was a really big raccoon. I couldn't shoot it in the borrowed trap and it was too dark to turn it loose and then shoot it. I drove it six miles away and turned it loose but now I wonder if I took it far enough and maybe it will try to return to it's comfortable home?

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  • gap1916gap1916 Member Posts: 4,977
    edited November -1
    Raccoons are apart of the Bear Family. Bears mark there territory. My 2 cents [8D]

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  • 925925 Member Posts: 441 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    racoons are very intellegent you can expect him to find the comfort of home
  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,846 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    While researching some information on raccoons once, I ran across an article where they said that they had 3 or 4 out of 10 raccoons return home, after releasing them 100 miles from wherever it was.
    6 miles, maybe-maybe not.


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  • MVPMVP Member Posts: 25,074
    edited November -1
    Tie a rope on the trap and throw it in the river or pond. After about 5 minutes pull the trap out of the water, shake * out in the bushes. You wont have to worry about that raccoon again.
  • billybassbillybass Member Posts: 350 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    we once had a huge racoon problem I got a couple of traps and in 3 weeks I had caught about 35 of them , there was no sense in killing them I took to a big state park & let them go, I would slip a big burlap sack over the mouth of the trap & lift the door a little tapping & in they went, I actually got good at it, none ever made it back....funny thing was that sometimes I would get them even with out bait in the traps, I think a few were females & they left there smell in he traps...they are smart and would reach out & try to lift the locking latch...so when I would hear the trap door slam I would put a wood handle in to jam the door, then even reach out and pull the wood out.....there very smart ......no sense in drowning racoons... maybe a few people I know.... but not some racoons Billy
  • select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,482 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It will be back..
  • Henry0ReillyHenry0Reilly Member Posts: 10,829 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Got the black cat, too. Anybody have a copy of 101 Uses for a Dead Cat laying around?

    quote:Originally posted by select-fire
    It will be back..
    I'm really starting to think I should have terminated the raccoon, too. But I was hoping it would be smart enough to figure out this is no longer a safe place.


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    Remember Ruby Ridge.

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  • BigGameHunter42BigGameHunter42 Member Posts: 224 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    odds are it is gonna be back ... the one i released came
    back anyways. and i drove him about ten to fifteen miles away ... he no longer lives , the .22 did him in a week or two later
  • steeltoe1978steeltoe1978 Member Posts: 3,248
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 925
    racoons are very intellegent you can expect him to find the comfort of home


    The one I smacked with my truck the other night on the way back from Delaware Park was an exception to this. [:D]
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    I took one 14 miles away to a friend of mines farm. He's still there, living on the creek that runs through his land. Maybe it was a once in a million thing, but he didn't come back.

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