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Coons in the barn

Wed May 13, 2009 5:17 pm

Well Friday night at the Barnyard Bash Rick Prentice told me he saw a huge racoon run into the barn. I took the dogs in but they didn't pick up a scent. Rosie and I just figured his Mountain Dew was spiked and he was seeing things.

Monday night I heard a growl and squeal while working out there and thought one of the dogs had another rabbit. Then I heard a racket in the rafters. For those who have seen Bob's rafters you know they are pretty high up. But there it was, a giant old coon cutting across the boards. about eight feet away was another.

I went to the front of the barn and called the dogs off the porch. Once they got there I took them to the loft. One sniff and they spent the night waiting for the coons to come back. Last night the loft was the first place they went. I reckon they will hang around there now that they know they have a challenge. I have a feeling the coons will relocate.

Sorry we doubted you Rick! Now the dogs have something to do.

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 14, 2009 6:25 pm

as big as that barn is. I don't think they will leave. They will just take up a new spot. they are smart enough to know there is enough room in BOB for all 4 of them.

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 14, 2009 7:09 pm

You missed an opportunity to server "coon hash" as the Bash. :lol: :lol:

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 05, 2011 9:41 pm

Having done a FAIR AMOUNT of coon hunting and seen em in action against a few dogs, I wanna suggest you watch it by turning dogs loose on a coon. I've seen a few good sized dogs get pretty tore up by a spunky coon.

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 05, 2011 9:57 pm

I know this thread is two years old but I'll respond anyway. Several days after I had posted this I found an adult coon body in the yard. Probably one of the ones I saw in the barn. Ask Rosie next week how big the coon was that I had to take away from Dozer just the other night. It looked like it ate good all its life!

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 05, 2011 10:05 pm

I seen date but figured it may help someone in the future. And since you rdogs are doin that to coons I'll stay away from em at the Bash! :lol:

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 05, 2011 10:12 pm

Steve H wrote:I seen date but figured it may help someone in the future. And since you rdogs are doin that to coons I'll stay away from em at the Bash! :lol:

They stay penned during the day at the Bash except when they want to play with Gary. :lol:

Re: Coons in the barn

Thu May 05, 2011 10:17 pm

Coons!!!!! When raccoons tried to get on our back porch, mama would just chase them off with a broom!!!! :{_}: :lol:

Re: Coons in the barn

Fri May 06, 2011 8:40 am

Yea, the dogs & I play well together! Speaking of coons, we have several of them at our campground. Last night, we picked up a pizza and went there for the evening. After eating part of the pizza, Regina set the box on the picnic table & we set about starting the camp fire. When we turned & looked, a few minutes later, there was a big coon on the table attempting to open the pizza box, in bright daylight. The coon at the camp ground are around a lot of people and don't have a great deal of fear of us. They'll often come within 3-4 feet of us, if they think we might have food.

Re: Coons in the barn

Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:55 am

Whacked 2 in 2 nights here,,,they are getting brave around the coop.Kevin
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