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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   If you plan on reading only one story today about raccoons in cages on a house's roof in a Florida neighborhood, you may as well settle for this one   (wfla.com) divider line
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2022-08-13 5:07:09 PM  
Gets 🍿
 
2022-08-13 5:14:21 PM  
You can't be a drunk and a trapper at the same time, because you have to be up at dawn to check the traps. Wake up at the crack of noon and you'll get some animal cruelty charges.
 
2022-08-13 5:18:38 PM  
A big part of my ability to get through life is to pay as little attention to Florida as possible.
 
2022-08-13 5:26:10 PM  
FTA: "That's messed up because we were trying to trap our cats to neuter them and we caught a raccoon,"

What?
 
2022-08-13 5:30:55 PM  

Chuck87: FTA: "That's messed up because we were trying to trap our cats to neuter them and we caught a raccoon,"

What?


The cats aren't really theirs.  Probably only come around to feed on their garbage, the same as the raccoons.
 
2022-08-13 5:36:31 PM  
The FWC said it issued written warnings to the homeowner for violating regulations on trapping wild animals and violations of the state's animal cruelty law.

Yeah, that'll teach her.
 
2022-08-13 5:36:53 PM  
Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.
 
2022-08-13 5:37:25 PM  

jimjays: Chuck87: FTA: "That's messed up because we were trying to trap our cats to neuter them and we caught a raccoon,"

What?

The cats aren't really theirs.  Probably only come around to feed on their garbage, the same as the raccoons.


Oh okay, thanks letting me know.  That makes sense.
 
2022-08-13 5:39:09 PM  
Raccoons were probably on her roof so put the traps there. It's not a good logic but if you don't really know what you're doing I could see how it appears to make sense. Sadly I could see my wife doing something like this.
 
2022-08-13 5:42:19 PM  

Chuck87: jimjays: Chuck87: FTA: "That's messed up because we were trying to trap our cats to neuter them and we caught a raccoon,"

What?

The cats aren't really theirs.  Probably only come around to feed on their garbage, the same as the raccoons.

Oh okay, thanks letting me know.  That makes sense.


It was probably the person feeding stray cats that attracted the raccoons in the first place.
 
2022-08-13 5:43:11 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: Raccoons were probably on her roof so put the traps there. It's not a good logic but if you don't really know what you're doing I could see how it appears to make sense. Sadly I could see my wife doing something like this.


Yeah... if I've got a situation with something that needs trapping, I'm gonna call someone that knows what they're doing.  It isn't the kind of thing where you just start setting shiat out willy nilly, not safely - I know that much at least
 
2022-08-13 5:47:16 PM  
Stupid Kunt.  Enuf said.
 
2022-08-13 5:48:49 PM  
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2022-08-13 5:50:49 PM  

Chuck87: FTA: "That's messed up because we were trying to trap our cats to neuter them and we caught a raccoon,"

What?


FLOR-I-DUH
 
2022-08-13 6:00:19 PM  

big pig peaches: Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.


There was one in our soffit. I was poking a broom handle at the bottom of the soffit trying to find it when a yellow stream rained down on my head. I found the raccoon.
 
2022-08-13 6:03:36 PM  

big pig peaches: Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.


Oh good, I can speak up then because I've lived in 2 houses that had a raccoon in the attic.  The one in my parents house had kits. They were gone within 24 hours because my parents called some of those "experts" (whoever they were).

The other was in a house in college and the only problem was sometimes it would come in through an open window looking for food. Since we only had a few months left before the end of the school year, we just closed the windows more and locked up our food.  It's not like we had much food in the house anyway. There were plenty of other places around for it to eat. It sure didn't get that fat eating our food. We never bothered to tell the landlord who we didn't much like anyway.

Call the expert - probably the humane society. If they can't do it, they probably know who can.
 
2022-08-13 6:04:07 PM  
When I'm trapping to relocate them, I get up in the middle of the night or before the crack of dawn to relocate them. They don't want to be in a cage, I don't want them in a cage, and I'm trying to minimize the stress they are under until I drive them to their new home.

This bunch was getting into the bird feeders. One problem was actually FIVE problems. I trapped the mom to relocate and then one of the baby trash pandas, and the neighbor got the rest of them.

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2022-08-13 6:04:24 PM  

iamskibibitz: big pig peaches: Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.

There was one in our soffit. I was poking a broom handle at the bottom of the soffit trying to find it when a yellow stream rained down on my head. I found the raccoon.


I'll bet you were pretty pissed huh?
 
2022-08-13 6:05:52 PM  
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2022-08-13 6:06:05 PM  
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2022-08-13 6:06:51 PM  

mrmopar5287: When I'm trapping to relocate them, I get up in the middle of the night or before the crack of dawn to relocate them. They don't want to be in a cage, I don't want them in a cage, and I'm trying to minimize the stress they are under until I drive them to their new home.

This bunch was getting into the bird feeders. One problem was actually FIVE problems. I trapped the mom to relocate and then one of the baby trash pandas, and the neighbor got the rest of them.

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That is definitely the look of "I'm coming back for you hooman"
 
2022-08-13 6:07:51 PM  
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2022-08-13 6:08:32 PM  

OhioUGrad: That is definitely the look of "I'm coming back for you hooman"


Hah, fark no. I relocated that one so far away they're not coming back.

5 miles is the minimum, 10 miles is better.
 
2022-08-13 6:12:27 PM  

OhioUGrad: That is definitely the look of "I'm coming back for you hooman"


The babies were pretty stinkin' cute but too old to be pets and old enough to be on their own. I trapped one and relocated, and the neighbor has a fruit orchard where they were getting into apples and peaches and he had to relocate them to save a lot of his crop. He also relocated some possums in that same effort.

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2022-08-13 6:17:45 PM  

wildcardjack: You can't be a drunk and a trapper at the same time, because you have to be up at dawn to check the traps. Wake up at the crack of noon and you'll get some animal cruelty charges.


And yet people shoot people for knocking on their door. Did than man get in any trouble for shooting that girl who knocked on his door?
 
2022-08-13 6:17:54 PM  

My Sober Alt: big pig peaches: Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.

Oh good, I can speak up then because I've lived in 2 houses that had a raccoon in the attic.  The one in my parents house had kits. They were gone within 24 hours because my parents called some of those "experts" (whoever they were).

The other was in a house in college and the only problem was sometimes it would come in through an open window looking for food. Since we only had a few months left before the end of the school year, we just closed the windows more and locked up our food.  It's not like we had much food in the house anyway. There were plenty of other places around for it to eat. It sure didn't get that fat eating our food. We never bothered to tell the landlord who we didn't much like anyway.

Call the expert - probably the humane society. If they can't do it, they probably know who can.


Now imagine the raccoons got in when you were away for a few days.

In New Jersey the the wildlife department won't help  you other than to tell you it's illegal to relocate an animal and suggest you humanly euthanize the raccoon by dropping the cage trap in a garbage can full of water.

/experts were called.
//the bill for that service was shockingly high.
 
2022-08-13 6:21:22 PM  

big pig peaches: In New Jersey the the wildlife department won't help  you other than to tell you it's illegal to relocate an animal and suggest you humanly euthanize the raccoon by dropping the cage trap in a garbage can full of water.


In Illinois you need a permit (free from the Department of Natural Resources) in order to trap raccoons. Permits are issued in cases where the animal is causing property damage or is causing a public health or safety concern.

Basically, IDNR has to come out to your property and do a survey to determine it's a public health or safety concern. To do that, they have to give you suggestions to keep them away or deter them, and then find further evidence that the deterrence isn't working. After all that, they can give you a permit.

Additionally, by Illinois law, raccoons in Illinois must either be: 1) released on the same property within 100 yards of where the animal was captured, 2) surrendered to a licensed veterinarian who is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, or 3) humanely euthanized. The biologist issuing the permit will determine the appropriate outcome for each case.

All this nonsense means people (like me) trap them and relocate them far from our property, because that's what normal people do.
 
2022-08-13 6:21:26 PM  

waxbeans: wildcardjack: You can't be a drunk and a trapper at the same time, because you have to be up at dawn to check the traps. Wake up at the crack of noon and you'll get some animal cruelty charges.

And yet people shoot people for knocking on their door. Did than man get in any trouble for shooting that girl who knocked on his door?


On September 3, 2014, Wafer was sentenced to 17 to 32 years of prison. He received 15 to 30 years for second-degree murder, and a mandatory two-year sentence for the felony firearms charge


Well I'm glad that ended with jail time.

I stand corrected.
Good.
 
2022-08-13 6:30:08 PM  
"Get a humane trapper because they know exactly where to take those animals to give them a better chance. If it comes down to you trapping them and trying to take them somewhere, there's really no good advice there because the animal will likely die."

So, hear me out on this one - how about giving out the "good advice" that the humane trappers use to relocate them to give them a better chance? What is the trade secret that their guild won't public release?
 
2022-08-13 6:39:20 PM  

mrmopar5287: big pig peaches: In New Jersey the the wildlife department won't help  you other than to tell you it's illegal to relocate an animal and suggest you humanly euthanize the raccoon by dropping the cage trap in a garbage can full of water.

In Illinois you need a permit (free from the Department of Natural Resources) in order to trap raccoons. Permits are issued in cases where the animal is causing property damage or is causing a public health or safety concern.

Basically, IDNR has to come out to your property and do a survey to determine it's a public health or safety concern. To do that, they have to give you suggestions to keep them away or deter them, and then find further evidence that the deterrence isn't working. After all that, they can give you a permit.

Additionally, by Illinois law, raccoons in Illinois must either be: 1) released on the same property within 100 yards of where the animal was captured, 2) surrendered to a licensed veterinarian who is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, or 3) humanely euthanized. The biologist issuing the permit will determine the appropriate outcome for each case.

All this nonsense means people (like me) trap them and relocate them far from our property, because that's what normal people do.


There are good reasons for those laws. When you relocate a racoon you are: 1) possibly spreading rabies and distemper; 2) likely causing its violent death by other raccoons who are territorial; 3) starving it's kits to death if it is a lactating female; and 4) not solving your problem, because if one racoon found your house inviting, another will soon move in.

You are better off either bringing it to the humane society to be euthanized, or scaring it away and locking up whatever it was getting into. You are living in its territory, you need to learn to live with it.
 
2022-08-13 7:29:09 PM  
My uncle would've bbqed them low and slow.
 
2022-08-13 7:34:26 PM  
Where eye m at transporting wildlife is large fine if u r  caught. So. Trashcan of water it is.
 
2022-08-13 7:40:44 PM  
I once heard a cat crying all day but didn't think much of it; I figured the downstairs neighbors had acquired a whiny cat.

The next day, as I left for work, I heard it again, under the porch. Live catch trap containing an extremely distressed cat and an empty can of tuna. I let the cat go and it ran like the wind. I don't know if someone was trying to catch a raccoon, a feral cat, or their own lost cat, but if you don't check your damn trap at least once in 24 hours, I'm letting the thing in it go.
 
2022-08-13 10:03:25 PM  

gonegirl: I once heard a cat crying all day but didn't think much of it; I figured the downstairs neighbors had acquired a whiny cat.

The next day, as I left for work, I heard it again, under the porch. Live catch trap containing an extremely distressed cat and an empty can of tuna. I let the cat go and it ran like the wind. I don't know if someone was trying to catch a raccoon, a feral cat, or their own lost cat, but if you don't check your damn trap at least once in 24 hours, I'm letting the thing in it go.


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2022-08-13 10:06:10 PM  
Those hav-a-heart traps work best if you keep a brick in it and drop them in a pond.  Leaving them on the roof takes too long.
 
2022-08-13 10:19:57 PM  
The witch that tortures animals to death wants people to feel sorry for her because her neighbors are "harassing" her. For her neighbors' sake, I hope she soon becomes alligator kibble.
 
2022-08-13 10:22:38 PM  

big pig peaches: Unless they have ever had a raccoon in their attic, all the neighbors can shut the fark up.

It's unfortunate one of the raccoons died before it could be released, but unless you've had to deal with a raccoon in your house you have no idea the destruction trash pandas are capable of.

/never dealt with it personally, but have seen the aftermath first hand.


So, you've never dealt with it, but you're an expert. Do you protect your chickens from raccoons with an AK-47 too?
 
2022-08-13 10:30:04 PM  
Reading this thread, it looks like people have migrated from some sites that were recently shut down. This is the first time I've seen a thread on Fark where people were jerking each other off over killing animals.
 
2022-08-13 10:31:56 PM  
My husband left a pressure cooker outside overnight and raccoon came, couldn't open it but removed pressure vent and now it's just a pot. I wouldn't kill an animal just because they annoy me. They visit the patio at night, ever since then we leave nothing outside. We are the intruders!
 
2022-08-14 9:57:12 AM  

Bruscar: Reading this thread, it looks like people have migrated from some sites that were recently shut down. This is the first time I've seen a thread on Fark where people were jerking each other off over killing animals.


Welcome to Fark.
 
2022-08-15 2:21:12 AM  

Third rate whore in Toronto: My husband left a pressure cooker outside overnight and raccoon came, couldn't open it but removed pressure vent and now it's just a pot. I wouldn't kill an animal just because they annoy me. They visit the patio at night, ever since then we leave nothing outside. We are the intruders!


That's a hell of a user name I've got to say

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