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Old 06-07-2009, 02:44 PM posted to alt.bitterness,,rec.gardens
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Default My Raccoon Doesn't Seem To Like Antifreeze

On Mon, 6 Jul 2009 06:34:36 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03

On Jul 6, 9:26=A0am, (Way Back Jack) wrote:
On Mon, 06 Jul 2009 09:02:58 -0400, Frank

Way Back Jack wrote:
In this State, you're not allowed to trap and transport racs. =A0Anywa=

one time in the past using a Haveaheart, the damn dumb cat got
trapped. =A0 Another time, the rac was able to somehow escape! =A0Two
other times I was successful in trapping them and shot them with a
.22, but it was a bitch removing the corpses from the traps. =A0

So I marinated a 12 oz. can of cat food in a bowl of antifreeze. =A0Se=

it out near where the rac has been doing his damage. =A0Next morning,
the ground at the site was wet with antifreeze, suggesting that he
dumped it, and quite a bit of the cat food remained in the bowl which
was tossed about 20 yds. away. =A0

Do you know whether ACDelco Dex-Cool antifreeze contains denatonium
which is an embittering agent? =A0The ingredients list doesn't mention
it though, so maybe this is simply a rac who doesn't have a sweet
tooth for antifreeze. =A0I can only hope that the meat portion that he
did eat contained enough antifreeze to prevent his destructive return.

You're not allowed to do it here either but you can trap and kill.
Drowning may be better than .22 and from what you say, you may need a
bigger Hav-a-hart as I've seen it happen that trap would not completely
close on raccoon and he could get out.

These traps were recommended for racs but these two creatures were
exceptionally large.

You're also taking risks with poison which is generally not allowed and
you could kill an animal like someones pet. =A0Ethylene glycol is really
not that toxic and it takes quite a bit to kill an animal. =A0A sip or t=

will not do it.

Nearest neighbor is 1/2 mile away; not sure if they have pets.
Poisoning is not something I relish but don't see any other option.- Hide=

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"Anyway, one time in the past using a Haveaheart, the damn dumb
cat got trapped"

Is "the damn dumb cat" in danger of eating the poisoned food?

Kept him inside last night.