OK, the antifreeze is risky and the raccoons completely ignored the
treat of peanut butter and D-Con pellets. But I know that they made
their rounds last night because of the fresh piles of coon shit.
Google search reveals high praise for fly-bait, generic: methomyl,
brand: Golden Malrin. Poultry farmers swear by it. Mix a soft-drink
(not diet) with fly bait crystals in an aluminum pie plan. Raccoons
die within minutes, sometimes flopping into the plate. It *will* kill
anything that samples it, buy there are mixed opinions as to whether
cats or dogs would sample it. To be safe, I'll keep the damn dumb cat
inside or else locked-in on the screened-in deck.
Cats are great for people who like rats. They are the only animal that
can reproduce faster than a cat can eat them.
That is why we have legends like Touser the cat that killed (pick a
number) of rats and never stemmed the infestation.
The cat kills all the other animals and leaves the food supply for the
rats which will quickly move in to exploit it.
I'm cat owner, have been for over half a century. Inside cats, outside
cats, cats that we've adopted and cats that have adopted us.
But Part of humanity? Adorable? Gimme a break.
My current cat kills more rabbits, chipmunks and birds than any real
Watching her batting a wounded chipmunk around, finding dead rabbits
in the garage and cleaning puked up half-birds off the driveway is far
None of this means I want to get rid of her, but she is by no means
"part of humanity". No cat, dog, fish, turtle or lizard I've owned
ever has been.
I do believe Bobo is on to something. High fructose sody pop is killing
the rest of us, why not groundhogs and raccoons. Open a six-pack, and
leave it for them, and let them get obese, type II diabetes. That'll fix
their wagons. It's the real thing ;O))
There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who
replying to Way Back Jack, MamaMel wrote:
Did you try the Golden Malrin with soda mix and did it work? I have a colony of
groundhogs living under my shed/garden and destroying my veggies and yard! I've
put out bowl of apple cider mixed with antifreeze- don't know yet if it's
working...too soon to tell.
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