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What are some humane ways to kill a raccoon?

There are different ways to deal with trapped raccoon. Some people choose to kill them but if this is going to be your choice, it has to be done in the most humane way possible. There are different methods to trap a raccoon, used by people in different states in order to control raccoon invasion. Different ways to catch a raccoon or to kill it afterwards can lead to different types of deaths and it is always better to choose the method that will quickly kill an animal, without causing unnecessary suffering. Wild animals are not the ones that can be kept as pets in homes. These are also not allowed to be entered in homes, attic, or any place where the human are to move about. This is just because of the threats and dangers which is caused by the wild animal’s presence.

The snap traps
These traps work on a spring that releases as soon as raccoon touches the bait. Snapping mechanism is very strong and swift so it will kill a raccoon in no time, causing no pain or suffering as animal dies on the spot.

The live traps
Live traps are often chosen as a method to capture a raccoon. This is very effective method as long as you keep catching it often so that raccoon doesn't dehydrate or stresses out for too long for being trapped. After raccoon has been caught you can take it to vet's office for humane euthanasia. You can also contact a rehabber.

What are other options?
When you find yourself battling against a large raccoon family, especially if you keep seeing them one season after another, you will probably become desperate and start thinking about other options, such as shooting or poisoning. Although poison might seem as the safe solution and the solution that always leads to the end result-dead raccoon-it is important to think about all possible outcomes. For one, if you have one or more pets, it is very possible that your pet pet will accidentally eat poisoned bait and get sick or die. There is also a matter of poisoned raccoon's location of death. It is not like a poisoned raccoon will die immediately-instead, it will crawl away and die somewhere else in your house-and you will become aware of its death only after he starts to decompose and your house becomes stinky.

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