How to Catch a Raccoon with a Snare Pole

All homeowners who live in the countryside have encountered at least one raccoon in their backyard, in their attic or the inside of their walls. If this is the first time you have an unplanned visitor, then you need to know a few things before you can choose the appropriate trap for you and the raccoon.

First of all, killing a raccoon is illegal in most of the US states, therefore, you can’t use a trap that will injure it or kill it. This is why; a snare pole is the ideal tool to use in order to take the raccoon outside your house.

Choose Your Snare Pole

The most important thing to watch out for is the quality of the rope you are going to use. You can make one yourself if you want and believe you can make a good one or you can just purchase one online or from a local store. The retailer will help you determine which one is the best for the specific case.

Pick the Spot

Even if you have purchased the best snare pole in the market, you will not be able to catch the raccoon if you don’t place it in the right spot. Pay attention and find out which is the spot that the raccoons use more often, whether it is in the attic or in your backyard. Place the pole in a strategic spot and wait.

After You Catch It

This is another tricky part that many people do not consider up until they have actually caught the raccoon. This is very important because you might end up having the raccoon with your pole and not knowing what to do with it. This is why you must have the cage ready for when you actually get it. Direct the raccoon inside the cage, and then you can have all the time you want in order to decide exactly what you want to do with it.

Professional Help

If you have such visitors on a regular basis, then you might have already some experience in how to catch raccoons. However, if this is your very first time these tips might not be able to actually help you out.

If you think you cannot handle it, it is best to ask for a professional help. An experienced member of the animal control will be there to help you out and take out all the intruders of your home. Even if you have a great snare pole, you might not be able to use it just yet. It is one thing to think about how to catch a raccoon and another to actually see it in front of you.

Their pretty little faces sometimes catch you off guard and do not allow you to go after them. You might end up feeding the raccoon and its whole family in the end. You do not need to kill them just get them out of your house.

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