Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 43,500, Level: 64
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 750
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    mike4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,591
    Points
    43,500
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 0

    Exclamation Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Just a friendly warning, I live on 71st St in Urbandale and have heard from neighbors about a potentially rabid raccoon wandering around the neighborhood. It was last seen near 71st and Palm behind a garage. I called animal control and they told me that they only handle cats and dogs, unless the animal in not moving. (not sure what they actually get paid to do) So be careful with your kids and your pets!

    They did not see any foaming at the mouth but it was out in broad daylight walking around like it was drunk and making a lot of chattering noise.


    Last edited by mike4cy; 07-11-2010 at 11:24 AM.
    --Luck of the Cyrish--






  2. #2
    Speechless
    Points: 271,293, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isuno1fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    17,514
    Points
    271,293
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 162
    Given: 36

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    kill it with fire



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 165,638, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Stewo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,128
    Points
    165,638
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 319
    Given: 87

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale




  4. #4
    Bench Warmer
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    346
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    Just a friendly warning, I live on 71st St in Urbandale and have heard from neighbors about a potentially rabid raccoon wandering around the neighborhood. It was last seen near 71st and Palm behind a garage. I called animal control and they told me that they only handle cats and dogs, unless the animal in not moving. (not sure what they actually get paid to do) So be careful with your kids and your pets!

    They did not see any foaming at the mouth but it was out in broad daylight walking around like it was drunk and making a lot of chattering noise.


    If it was out in the middle of the day, and staggering around then it is sick
    for sure. Stay away from it, and if animal control won't take care of it then
    I do'nt know what to tell you.



  5. #5
    Walk On
    Points: 5,616, Level: 22
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 434
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    132
    Points
    5,616
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Quote Originally Posted by simesclone View Post
    If it was out in the middle of the day, and staggering around then it is sick
    for sure. Stay away from it, and if animal control won't take care of it then
    I do'nt know what to tell you.
    call billy the exterminator; he'll take care of it.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 74,433, Level: 84
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 417
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cycopath25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    (307)
    Posts
    5,115
    Points
    74,433
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 4

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Just club it over the head with a shovel. Problem solved.



  7. #7
    Walk On
    Points: 7,225, Level: 25
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 325
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    169
    Points
    7,225
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    I would go buy a box trap, you should have it within a couple days...... Handle it any way you wish after that...



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 28,852, Level: 52
    Level completed: 19%, Points required for next Level: 898
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    CycloneDaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    1,804
    Points
    28,852
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 69
    Given: 4

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    I live by 70th street, if I see it I will shoot it.



  9. #9
    I AM SO PROUD....
    Points: 97,011, Level: 96
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 39
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RhoadsRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    McGregor
    Posts
    6,688
    Points
    97,011
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Ok, so they can run a street cleaner twice a week but can't come get a potentially dangerous animal??? Glad I only work in Urbandale and not live there!!



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 61,536, Level: 76
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 114
    Overall activity: 61.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    BoxsterCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Golden Valley, MN
    Posts
    4,067
    Points
    61,536
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 632
    Given: 554

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    Just a friendly warning, I live on 71st St in Urbandale and have heard from neighbors about a potentially rabid raccoon wandering around the neighborhood. It was last seen near 71st and Palm behind a garage. I called animal control and they told me that they only handle cats and dogs, unless the animal in not moving. (not sure what they actually get paid to do) So be careful with your kids and your pets!

    They did not see any foaming at the mouth but it was out in broad daylight walking around like it was drunk and making a lot of chattering noise.
    Acting drunk is a classic sign of rabid racoons. Since animal control wouldn't do their job I would call 911 to alert the police. If anyone sees this racoon they should shoot it (preferably not in the head so that they can check the brain to see it was rabid).



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 73,701, Level: 84
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,149
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    cytech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Hiawatha, Iowa
    Posts
    6,211
    Points
    73,701
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 11

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Is this it?



    If so I think you will be ok he is a crime fighter.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 61,536, Level: 76
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 114
    Overall activity: 61.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    BoxsterCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Golden Valley, MN
    Posts
    4,067
    Points
    61,536
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 632
    Given: 554

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneDaddy View Post
    I live by 70th street, if I see it I will shoot it.
    Not the easiest thing to kill without shooting them in the head which you don't want to do. A good body shot with a 410 will do the trick without freakin out the neighborhood with a high caliber boom. Happy hunting.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 194,454, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9,030
    Points
    194,454
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 264
    Given: 5

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Call Larry, Daryl, and the other brother Daryl



  14. #14
    Rookie
    Points: 10,783, Level: 31
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 467
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    HawkfromNorwalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Norwalk via Marshalltown
    Posts
    380
    Points
    10,783
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 10

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Rabies is not a fun thing to deal with either if you have to get the treatments. We had a few bats in our house a couple of years ago. One night in particular we were jarred awake by our cat jumping around the bed. I saw something at first but thought it was a moth but after coming to I realized it was a bat. It got away before we could catch it. In any case just out of coincidence I had a doctors appointment a couple of days later and in conversing with the doc I brought up the bat. He said that since it was in the room with both of us sleeping there is no way you could confirm or not if the bat had any contact with us. He recommended we go through the vaccination process. For those that don't know, it's not just a shot or two, it's a multitude of shots. In fact the first time you get it you have to take a booster which is based upon your weight. I'm a little heavier of a guy so it was going to take eight shots of the booster right away plus two shots for the vaccine and then you had to go in like four or five more times over the course of a month for more vaccine shots. Needless to say, after debating it with my wife, the decision was made to just play our cards and hope we didn't come in contact with a rabid bat. It's been a couple of years now so we made the right choice. I hate needles!


    Watch it man there's a beverage here!

  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 465,871, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    19,237
    Points
    465,871
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 466
    Given: 139

    Re: Possible rabid coon in Urbandale

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    kill it with fire
    I'm sure he's got a flame thrower handy.


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports Net
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. Texas Tech
  • November 22, 2014
  • 02:30 PM