You think you're really smart don't you? First, it is against the law to poison any wildlife in this state including nuisance wildlife. These animals can grow quite large - the size of a medium sized dog!Kes wrote: ↑Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:07 pmPrecisely which part of "You do know racoon is an anagram of corona, is a joke? It's a "fact", not a joke. Try as you may, you can't spin that. Impossible.
In your situation, I'd be looking at ways to keep these "mammals" off your property.
Loads of ways you could do this. Putting a fence up, poisoning the creatures. Oh yeah, and posting the problem on a rock band's international website.
Which then leads us onto, what are your priorities? The health of your children, these animals, or buying a fence? ...You tell me.
OK, you're looking for someone to tell you that everything will be OK. Unfortunately, all the sympathy in the world won't actually effect ANY change on the problem, only doing something pro-active will.
Just put both thumbs on your forefingers and say as loud as you can... "I'm gonna build a wall. And what's more, I'm gonna get the racoons to pay for it!"
Oh, I've answered the question. If it was me :-
I'd be on the phone getting a fence installer to surround my property. I wouldn't be posting it on here, because it patently wouldn't be solving the problem. Sympathy and empathy don't work on anything except "some" other humans. It doesn't work on dogs, cats, racoons, Trump supporters, or even coronavirus.
Oh, shit. Something very important just occurred to me. Can racoons fly, or scale fences, or in the extreme, electrified cattle fences?
I do not own this house and the man who does, does not want a fence erected around his over 1/2 acre property. That would do no good, anyway. Raccoons go over fences by biting their way through it or over it, or dig under it and they climb houses, go through outside walls into the insulation. They also go up ON the roof and pull the vents open and go down into the ceiling insulation under the roofing material to have their litters, meanwhile leaving droppings EVERYWHERE.
They also are carriers of Rabies!
You owe me an apology for your smartalec response. And where on earth Trump or COVID 19 comes into this is beyond me because that's impossible.
I didn't come here for sympathy FOR SURE. I came here to rant, like most other people who post in this thread or some post things that make them happy of which I have done both.
If you don't like it, change the rules. Meanwhile, apologize!