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What types of people are considered raccoons' "natural enemies"?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 11:03 pm
Hi. I'm doing some research on this for a project.

I know trappers, skinners, hunters and poachers are all enemies to raccoons. Raccoons are targeted for a number of reasons - people kill them for their flesh which they eat, for their fur, for their skin which is tanned and turned into leather, because they are considered pests, and for sport.

What other types of people are considered "natural enemies" to raccoons?

Animal control people aren't really enemies - they trap raccoons and release them back into the wild.

Please help. Thank you.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 11:07 pm
The park where I walk poisons the squirrels and gets rid of most of the ducks. I noticed that the messes raccoons were leaving from digging in the trash receptacles stopped, so I assume they poisoned them too. So you can put at least some parks on your list.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 11:10 pm
@edgarblythe,
What type of people are you referring to? Park rangers?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 11:10 pm
@JGoldman10,
Cartoonists

They so often make the little critters seem daft, which just ain't the case!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2020 11:12 pm
@JGoldman10,
No, the day to day park people.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:19 am
@edgarblythe,
The park visitors poison raccoons?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:22 am
@Sturgis,
I draw cartoon raccoons. I don't know you knew this but stop making fun.
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Real Music
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:31 am
@JGoldman10,
Family Guy Attack of the Raccoon


JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:31 am
@edgarblythe,
I can't tell if you were being serious or not. I wasn't trying to be funny.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:32 am
@Real Music,
I remember that. That's not funny.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:45 am
@edgarblythe,
Park rangers allow park visitors to poison raccoons?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 12:49 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

The park where I walk poisons the squirrels and gets rid of most of the ducks. I noticed that the messes raccoons were leaving from digging in the trash receptacles stopped, so I assume they poisoned them too. So you can put at least some parks on your list.


Do they kill the ducks?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 06:09 am
@JGoldman10,
Herman Goering released a pair of American raccoons in Germany. Now they're a real problem as they have no natural predators.

We don't have them here despite what Disney says.

farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 06:39 am
@izzythepush,
I snuck a breeding quartet of Raccoons near Edinborough about 25 years ago. They will soon be reaching "Whales"* then you guys will have to deal with these, the smartest , meanest little fuckers on this green earth.


*offishal spelling of the country based upon GOP writing manual
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 06:49 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

The park visitors poison raccoons?

No, the day to day people who run the park.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 06:56 am
@JGoldman10,
All I know about the disappearance of the ducks is, at one point there were lots of ducks. Then they started disappearing. There were three geese. The ducks were soon in three groups. Each group had one goose and five ducks. Then one goose and five ducks was gone. Then the remaining groups had four ducks each. Then three. Now each group consists of one goose and two ducks. It has to have been caused by the same ones that I actually saw spreading poison for the squirrels. How the ducks actually left is just a guess, but a good one.
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akaDebacle
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 09:42 am
@farmerman,
The raccoons are winning bigtime. How many Davy Crockett caps do you see these days?

I had a raccoon spend a winter in my garage a few years back ... lived behind the wall. Quiet as a fart in church -- when I entered his head would soundlessly appear where the studs meet the rafters. Ate off my supplies of dog and cat kibble all Winter. Moved out when Spring broke.

farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 10:50 am
@akaDebacle,
we have a family living in a dying oak tree down by our dam along a small stream. They are smart, they are tenacious, they must keep appointment calendars cause they know precisely when my neighbors sweet corn firld is ripe. AND, they will not allow beavers near the little raccoons. Little raccoons are amazingly precocious little shits. They will come up to you begging for food. If you feed the kit, the mother will come tearing out from wheteve she was sleeping to rip you a new one.

Besides beavers, fox and most dogs will give em lots of room.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 03:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

JGoldman10 wrote:

The park visitors poison raccoons?

No, the day to day people who run the park.


Can you please specify what kind of park employees they are?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2020 04:32 pm
I just walk in the park. I don't personally know the one making the decisions.
 

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