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Author Topic: Raccoon disease outbreak?  (Read 550 times)

Offline Kygobblergetter

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Raccoon disease outbreak?
« on: November 20, 2023, 07:43:08 PM »
Has anyone else noticed a shortage of coons this year? We are getting basically none on camera this year and usually get 8-10 at times at each camera. Assuming some type of disease has taken them out? This is north central ky


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Offline highball

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 08:06:08 PM »
Overrun with them in South Carolina.4-6 new ones every day on the roads dead.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 09:04:29 PM »
This is the first year in quite a few that I’ve actually had them on camera fairly regularly. As much of a detriment as they are. I do like seeing them. They’re a neat critter


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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 09:50:37 PM »
In PA once raccoon population got to high disease would take a lot out. Same with rabbits. 
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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 10:18:51 PM »
Eastern N.C. driving through the County would see 8 to 10 daily. Most were kits and never just singles, but 2 or 3 together.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2023, 05:53:50 AM »
When checking camera's on property and lease in Ohio.  There are raccoons everywhere.  We have a open ended small bark and there footprints on our equipment.  I see plenty in PA as well.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2023, 06:37:36 AM »
It's a cycle that raccoon go through. Mother nature has a build in control. Once they get too dense, distemper usually breaks out and kills off a large number of them. Don't get your hopes too high they will be back. They are survivors and resilient creatures.
 

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2023, 06:59:11 AM »
I haven’t seen as many roadkill coons lately. I’m not loosing sleep over it. I agree with the above post that it’s cyclical and these distemper outbreaks sweep through every so often and the population gets knocked down for a little while but it will come back.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2023, 07:46:01 AM »
I have them on cameras until coyotes do their pass thru, don't always get coyotes on camera but we hear them, we have some large raccoons, would like to see the fight between coyote and raccoon.
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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2023, 08:21:51 AM »
It's not noticeable around here I always try to put a few up in the freezer
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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2023, 09:09:47 AM »
Haven't had any in the traps yet this year in New York.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2023, 12:10:30 PM »
Just a quick thought with all the mast in the woods that are keeping the deer and everything from coming out they might be keeping the Coon deeper in the woods as well that may be why you're not seeing them. I mean we have seen barely any wildlife this year and acorn are down all over the place.

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2023, 09:41:59 PM »
Just a quick thought with all the mast in the woods that are keeping the deer and everything from coming out they might be keeping the Coon deeper in the woods as well that may be why you're not seeing them. I mean we have seen barely any wildlife this year and acorn are down all over the place.

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That’s a good point. There’s a massive red oak drop and decent white oak drop in my part of Kentucky this year. That’s where everything from deer to bear are so it makes sense coons are in there to

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Re: Raccoon disease outbreak?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2023, 05:28:51 AM »
I ????  for a distemper out break!

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2023, 06:51:29 PM »
I ????  for a distemper out break!
Not sure what you mean? Sorry, not up in the whole emoji meaning thing.

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