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Masked Menace of the Neighborhood goes down.

Forums Hunting Masked Menace of the Neighborhood goes down.

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    JDShapp
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    First a little bit of story is in order. Over the last few months I've had several ordeals to contend with. Cat's and Kittens poisoned, my peaches plucked from the tree just before they started to ripen, and numerous tomatoes stolen from my 3 plants. The first I assumed was a local idiot poisoning for rats, the second I simply thought it was the squirrel being sly, and the tomatoes I figured was someone just flat out stealing. My father of course never mentioned that through all this he was putting out more catfood than ever. Things didn't click until on a whim I picked up a cheap WiFi cam(a wyzecam from amazon) and set it up at the feed bowl. Of course the cats were being fed, but then boy did I get a surprise.

    I discovered a raccoon of massive proportions had decided to take up residence in the area. I mean a real beast of a raccoon. It was like watching John Candy in a raccoon outfit. This guy was simply to big to even fit in a trap. Not only that but there were several raccoons, not quite of equal size, and a couple possums showing up. Normally I'd of opted for a trap, but then I saw something that was the last straw. Mr. John Candy-Raccoon decided to take a run at one of the few kittens to survive this year. I decided it was time to do some pest control.

    I broke out the ATN 4k, put it on the Mutant(quietest rifle I've ever owned), and setup an ambush point in the backyard from prying eyes. John Candy came in on the first go with some marshmallows, and he went down. Not ideally, the head shot I aimed for instead ended up a chest shot, but he went down about 40yds later. Once I got an even closer look at him I realized he wasn't just on par with John Candy, but he could have starred on the raccoon version of 'My 600lb Life'. He was at least the size of my fathers English Bulldog and just as heavy.

    The others must have been watching the whole thing go down because since then even the slightest 'click' sends them running for cover, and two shots I've managed to take since have hit dirt instead thanks to my poor practice shooting at anything under 20yds with a 25 degree slope. Here's to hoping I get the rest soon, and with any luck this time I'll have a video or two to go with it all.

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    davidsng
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    Pics please

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    crittahitta
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    Yeah pic. I want to see this big bandit! Good job getting him and good story.

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    JDShapp
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    Here is a short video I found of the culprit in action.

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    Bob_O
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    Holy cripe…..that's a big one!!!😮

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    Phildog59
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    Is that a bear in a raccoon costume LoL

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    JimNM
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    +1 on the bear comment.  

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    JDShapp
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    This one was taken before it was put down. The feeder is a 6 gallon feeder strapped to a 55 gallon drum.

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