I hate raccoons

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The sump alarm in the shop/fish cave went off at 2 am last night. When I got out there I found a raccoon in the shop and it had chewed the lines on two filter canisters. The Bismarck tank had about two inches of water in it and the cyp fry and baby calves tank less than an inch. The hound lit into the coon right away...chaos ensued. After a quick trip to the house for 9 mm of back up I separated the dog and dispatched the coon. Tanks are refilled and running jury jig hosing for a couple days. All the Bismarck fronts were ok, but I lost about 40 baby calvus after the near 100 percent change and about 20 cyprichromis fry. I cannot yet figure how that critter got in. The dog got 45 stitches at the local horse vet....sure glad the sump alarm went off.


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JasonR replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

Oh dang that sucks Tom! Hope u figure out how that sucker got in!!!
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

I'd make a coon-skin cap outta that bastard, & put the carcass on a spike outside as an example to the others. Is the dog gonna be OK?

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bassetman replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

Bassets ear are a bit tattered, some long deep rips in his chest but should heal fine. Coon skin will have several small holes in it ..i made sure it was really really dead, as coons can be nasty in close quarters, but will go on the wall, it is on a stretcher board currently. I am super bummed about the calvus babies but it is beyond help now. I think I found the entrance it used for entry.....where the power lines come through the wall. One on the canisters needs a new impeller shaft now from running dry. If the intakes were lower all the fish would be dead....a 2217 pumps out a 55 gallon pretty quick.


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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

O man Tom I cant believe that !!! That is F*&king horrid !!!

Seriously its time to go coon hunting!! need to bring my cousins dogs up !

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

sorry to hear. :(


i had a baby one when i was a kid. (only for a few weeks). we had to feed it with a bottle.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

bloody beast.

I'm glad there wasn't any more harm than there was. Sucks about the fry, but there will be more.
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Camm replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

Wow they sound very dangerous! We don't have coons in Aus.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: I hate raccoons

Thats terrible. Poor dog. I hope he will recover quickly.
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