How to get a raccoon to stop eating my garbage?

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  1. jazzbot180

    jazzbot180 Dino-Bot

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    Does anyone have any good tips on how to get a ratcoon to stop eating your garbage can at night? A raccoon has been lurking around my neighborhood lately and tonight decided to hit my house and tip over the garbage can and eat things :( 
     
  2. Dinodigger97

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    Buy a shotgun,then shoot the fuzzy bastard.:) 
     
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    that or you could be a little more creative and make an incendiary bear trap that shoots confetti after it catches and burns 'em
     
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    Never heard of a ratcoon before. Perhaps you meant a Raccoon?

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    They're tough to get rid of because they keep coming back and are stubborn. They can't see well, but they can bit and scratch like the dickens! They can also be pretty fearless. Be careful with them and don't let their cuteness trick you.
     
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    Or just brace your garbage can and put a big rock on the lid.
     
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    tell it wendy's is now open late
     
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    Is this some sort of a mutant crossbreed between a rat and a raccoon?

    If you don't want to kill it,I would get one of those metal cage traps and bait it with some food.It shouldn't take long to catch the little sucker.Then you can do whatever you want with it.
     
  8. jazzbot180

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    Thanks guys.

    I misspelled raccoon and for some reason it won't let me edit the thread title...
     
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    go to tech support and ask if one of the mods will change it
     
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    That's a thing only mods can do......just explain and ask them to change it and they will.:) 
     
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    Buy a dog, or shoot it lol
     
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    Raccoons are tenacious little buggers, they're alarmingly good with their hands, and they're smart enough to work in groups. You need to put your garbage in a can that they cant open or tip over. Because they will try both, and use surprising problem-solving ability. Or you could kill them with poison, but that seems a bit harsh.
     
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    Do what my mother and me do to opossums that come into the yard, kill the little fucker.
     
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    Those damn things use to tip over my trashcans and make a mess of things all the time. Since I live in California, I'm sure there is some sort of law that prevent me of doing any harm to those turds.

    I bought a bicycle cable and secured the can to the fence. As for the lid, I drilled holes on the edge kept them shut with a twist lock carabiner. Problem solved.
     
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    Use Bungie Cords to clamp your garbage can lid on, it should keep the buggers out of it and avoid a mess if the tip it over.

    The Rock/heavy object can work as well but with plastic garbage cans it can deform them.
     
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    Rat Poison in "discarded" food.
     
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    You could also put some TNT in the trash can........
     
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    Build a moat around ur trash can n fill it with sharks with frikkin lazers on their heads
     
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    Get trained raccoon to fight the other one.
     

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