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Old 06-11-2018, 07:31 AM   #1
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I don't ever see raccoons out in the daylight, but we have one at the house that come lurking around at all hours of the day. Yesterday he was in the garage at 4pm. I am sure he was looking for the trash because he has found it before. Saturday the trash was torn up just after noon. He acts normal (besides being out during daylight). He runs away fast when he sees us.

Should I be worried that he is coming around during the daylight?
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:33 AM   #2
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22 to the control box
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #3
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Could be early stage. Could also be really hungry. Raising young ones maybe???
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:40 AM   #4
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Even though he runs, I'd still be cautious. We have had "several" confirmed rabies cases in Granbury/Hood County. The SO issued a "beware" statement last week.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:42 AM   #5
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I was thinking maybe it had babies. The other day when we walked up it ran towards the shed and then we heard a big thud like it ran into the shed. I am wondering if it had babies under the shed.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:29 AM   #6
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We have them out here during the day, pretty much every day. Spoiled brats will climb the feeder at noon and spin the plate for their herd!
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:31 AM   #7
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Raccoons out in the day time?
thanks obama.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:33 AM   #8
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We have one doing the same. She has babies. We saw moving them to different local after tree they were in was cut down
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:59 AM   #9
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Raccoons out in the day time?
thanks obama.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:16 AM   #10
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Default raccoon out in daylight

I know its not really the same as a house but for the last two weeks the coons have been coming to my feeders during the evening daylight which is not normal......... but seems to happen when their spring food supplies start running low. Probably the same low food supply deal.


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Old 06-11-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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It is not that unusual to see coons and many other nocturnal animals out during the day in spring and summer. When I was farming in southeast Tx, I would often see coon, mink, and otter out during daylight hours. Occassionally would see bobcat and fox. Am not sure why this is. Obviously young may have something to do with this, but it may also have to do with shorter nights/longer days.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:40 AM   #12
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It's probably just the coon thinks the reward is greater then the risk.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:44 AM   #13
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Better make sure all of your affairs are in order. You're a dead man walking unfortunately.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:59 AM   #14
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I don't ever see raccoons out in the daylight, but we have one at the house that come lurking around at all hours of the day. Yesterday he was in the garage at 4pm. I am sure he was looking for the trash because he has found it before. Saturday the trash was torn up just after noon. He acts normal (besides being out during daylight). He runs away fast when he sees us.

Should I be worried that he is coming around during the daylight?
Who are you to assume that raccoons gender?..
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #15
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We dispatched one at the lease a few weeks back that was out in the heat of the day but he was acting strange.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:03 AM   #16
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:04 AM   #17
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Who are you to assume that raccoons gender?..
My second post I called the raccoon an "it" so that I would assume anything.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:06 AM   #18
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I saw a mom carrying her young yesterday, first for me. Looked healthy, would have shot if not for the baby with her.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:02 AM   #19
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I figured it out. I caught HER. I asked her to see her belly and I saw she is feeding young ones. I let her go. Hopefully I scared her into not coming back.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:15 AM   #20
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stinkbelly[/B];13431177]I figured it out. I caught HER. I asked her to see her belly and I saw she is feeding young ones. I let her go. Hopefully I scared her into not coming back.
How ironic given your name..LOL
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