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Raccoon got into my large egg!

Somehow a raccoon knocked off the green ceramic cap and got into the egg and ripped apart a file drip pan. The grid was not in unfortunately. Nice trail of hair and shredded foil all over. It even opened the bottom event somehow and scraped out some ash probably looking for tasty morsels. Large muddy claw marks all around. I couldn't even make this up nor can I believe it. He must have been very hungry. No idea how I didn't hear this with egg so close to the bedroom. Doing a burn off now to clean it up. How do I lock down the green cap? Maybe that's what I get for leaving the cover off but something tells me he would have ripped it apart.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    Put some gasket material inside the green cap so there's enough friction to make it stay on.  Damn racoons must have thumbs.
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,322
    Or maybe a bungee cord from hinge to handle over top of the cap. I would get a trap (or a 22) he will definitely be back now that he found a good meal.
    Greensboro, NC
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  • My personal "coon-away" kit:

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,322
    Always a winner- just don't shoot him while he's near the egg :))
    Greensboro, NC
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Here's what they do with your kind here in Toronto Cen-Tex 

    +1 with @Wolfpack... he'll definitely be back; probably with friends!
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  • Here's what they do with your kind here in Toronto Cen-Tex 

    +1 with @Wolfpack... he'll definitely be back; probably with friends!
    Little different here :))

    I guess they would get mad if we used a spade too. That's why I go 12 Gage. Not readily accessible up there I guess so a spade it was..........

    I actually trap mine and move them humanely at the house. 

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,322
    Watch out- they will be coming after your eggs next for mistreatment of cows.
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    Greensboro, NC
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  • He had rolled around in rub and was just beggin to die
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    I have a couple non-lethal deterrents.

     

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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    not the saw, that's lethal.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,322
    Is that the game whisper quiet? I've been looking at one of these for pest control- tree rats driving me crazy
    Greensboro, NC
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,322
    Check that meant gamo
    Greensboro, NC
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  • twlangantwlangan Posts: 293
    I have heard that a tablespoon of Golden Malrin fly bait (available at farm stores) mixed into some root beer in a shallow dish will take care of a coon in short order. The fly bait is a blood thinner - it kills flies by thinning their blood so much that they bleed to death internally. Those that have tried this say that a coon won't get more than 15' away before he's a goner. Keep pets away from it though. Probably isn't 100% legal to use the bait in a way it isn't labeled for, but a coon getting into the Egg is unacceptable.

    You can also get a live box trap and use some anchovies as bait to catch him. Then all you need to do is "relocate" it. A .22 works great as a relocation device.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,565
    How the heck did he fit in there?  Baby maybe?  Wow, that is crazy.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    Wolfpack said:
    Is that the game whisper quiet? I've been looking at one of these for pest control- tree rats driving me crazy
    @Wolfpack - the .22 is super quiet.  The 0.177 with the PBA is supersonic and it's about as loud as a rimfire.  With lead ammo it's still way louder than the 0.22.  Yeah, they're gamo.  Single pump.  Awesome pellet guns. 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,701
    I prefer the non-lethal as well, found this works on racoons, squirrels, neighbours cats and crows. 
    At <400 ft/sec, it just leaves a nice bruise. 
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    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    Actually, those rifles would lodge inside the coon.  I don't kill anything unless I plan on eating it or if it's a rat or breaking into my house.  Those have only been used on targets.

    I'd use this on a coon...it would hurt, but like yours, probably just leave a really bad welt.

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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    That's my new baking steel, btw.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,565

    That's my new baking steel, btw.

    Or Nola Steel
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,825
    cazzy said:
    That's my new baking steel, btw.
    Or Nola Steel
    Cost me $1 in consumables :D
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,565
    cazzy said:
    That's my new baking steel, btw.
    Or Nola Steel
    Cost me $1 in consumables :D
    @$$h0l3!!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ...
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 849
    twlangan said:
    I have heard that a tablespoon of Golden Malrin fly bait (available at farm stores) mixed into some root beer in a shallow dish will take care of a coon in short order. The fly bait is a blood thinner - it kills flies by thinning their blood so much that they bleed to death internally. Those that have tried this say that a coon won't get more than 15' away before he's a goner. Keep pets away from it though. Probably isn't 100% legal to use the bait in a way it isn't labeled for, but a coon getting into the Egg is unacceptable.

    You can also get a live box trap and use some anchovies as bait to catch him. Then all you need to do is "relocate" it. A .22 works great as a relocation device.
    Hmmm, we've got some groundhogs in the back that have snuck in our fence. Sent our dog to the vet for stitches twice and has so far avoided the trap we put out there. I could see this is a very viable option.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Acn said:
    twlangan said:
    I have heard that a tablespoon of Golden Malrin fly bait (available at farm stores) mixed into some root beer in a shallow dish will take care of a coon in short order. The fly bait is a blood thinner - it kills flies by thinning their blood so much that they bleed to death internally. Those that have tried this say that a coon won't get more than 15' away before he's a goner. Keep pets away from it though. Probably isn't 100% legal to use the bait in a way it isn't labeled for, but a coon getting into the Egg is unacceptable.

    You can also get a live box trap and use some anchovies as bait to catch him. Then all you need to do is "relocate" it. A .22 works great as a relocation device.
    Hmmm, we've got some groundhogs in the back that have snuck in our fence. Sent our dog to the vet for stitches twice and has so far avoided the trap we put out there. I could see this is a very viable option.
    Don't give up @Acn... it can be done. This groundhog had set up house in my backyard two summers ago.


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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Found some racoon droppings under the lake house. Borrowed a friends trap and baited it. Early the next morning I checked to see if I caught it. Caught that sucker only it wasn't a raccoon, wrong color, black with a white stripe. The rest of the story better left untold.
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,019
    edited June 2013
    @nolaegghead You'd attack a coon with a Festool Sander? You're one crazy SOB! =))
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    edited June 2013

    I have a couple non-lethal deterrents.

     

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    like the giant spatula. Guess you have a XL egg. oh sorry didn't see it was a saw in your next post LOL
    Brampton, Ontario



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  • ReldtiCDNReldtiCDN Posts: 142
    It's also illegal to move wildlife more than 1km without a permit, here in ontario.
    Brampton, Ontario



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  • CajunEggHeadCajunEggHead Posts: 189
    Strap the top down and fire it up from the bottom
     
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  • sporktaorsporktaor Posts: 16

    Bastard came back.  I had strapped down the top with bungee cord which was effective but he still managed to open the vent at the bottom.   I have no idea how but there were paw/claw ash prints all over and the rubber vent slide covers were on the ground. 

    It's on now. If this wasn't on my deck I'd make a flamethrower trap. 

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  • I have a couple non-lethal deterrents.

     

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    The line 6 board and them git-fiddles? your playing scaring them off? ;)
    Large BGE & mini stepchild. 
    The damp PNW 
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