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#3178656 - 12/17/18 10:44 AM Disturbing Coon story
Rhett Steele Offline
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Registered: 02/20/15
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Loc: Southern Indiana
I have a little mountain feist squirrel dog. Last week he was treed in the back yard behind the chicken coop. My 6 yr old was out and rather excited about the moment and was requesting the BB gun. I opted for the 17 hmr and let him pop his first coon.

Being his first, I was going to skin it and get him the pelt. I hung him by his hind feet and started the process. He was gut shot and as I peeled the hide past the entrance hole a mass of intestinal worms appeared out of the hole. I pulled one out with a splinter of wood and sure enough. I have a strong gut but when comes to that. No way sick My skinning stopped.

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#3178667 - 12/17/18 11:28 AM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
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Registered: 08/31/12
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Loc: UTAH
Wuss tt2 JK that would probably do it for me too!
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#3178687 - 12/17/18 12:52 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
Flesh Eater Offline
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Registered: 03/09/17
Posts: 665
Loc: 2D Pennsylvania
Was it raccoon roundworm? That's nothing to mess with...
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#3178738 - 12/17/18 05:01 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
Cookie125 Offline
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Registered: 04/30/13
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Loc: KS
Can't blame you I tend to not mess with parasitic worms

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#3180905 - 12/28/18 07:04 AM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Flesh Eater]
Rhett Steele Offline
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Registered: 02/20/15
Posts: 401
Loc: Southern Indiana
Originally Posted By: Flesh Eater
Was it raccoon roundworm? That's nothing to mess with...

I'm a forester and can identify any tree by bud, seed, bark or leaf but not up to snuff on entomology and parasite id. They were about the diameter of small red worm for fishing, 2-3" long, pointed ends and transparent in color.

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#3183766 - 01/08/19 01:31 AM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
6GUNSONLY Offline
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Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 682
Loc: NW Alabama
Yuk. No coon hide worth that, bro.

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#3184877 - 01/12/19 05:18 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1179
Loc: GA USA
Most of the raccoons around here are Rabid. Don't handle them!

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#3184880 - 01/12/19 05:28 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
SlickerThanSnot Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
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not uncommon at all for a coon to have those worms.

if the intestine had not of been opened up by the bullet you would have never known about the ugly suckers and would of skinned it with no problem.

but cant blame you, after seeing those worms i would of puked my guts out and then got rid of it fast. yuck.
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#3184962 - 01/12/19 11:35 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
Californiadoggers Offline
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Registered: 01/07/19
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Loc: California
I would've tossed it too

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#3185018 - 01/13/19 02:13 AM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1983
Loc: Colorado USA
I would have cloroxed the area to kill them so dog doesn't go back and get the worms.
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#3185100 - 01/13/19 12:36 PM Re: Disturbing Coon story [Re: Rhett Steele]
msinc Offline
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Registered: 12/31/05
Posts: 1332
Loc: Maryland
Been coon hunting all my life and not saying I like the things {worms that is}, but if you guys cant stand round worms no better than this......all of ya best quit coonin' altogether!!!! Been at this over 40 years and have yet to see any raccoons in my area, Md. or Va. that were not infested with round worms, tape worms too for that matter. I have skinned them and seen them just under the hide of their feet!!! Same for fox and rabbits.
When I bait my coon feeders in the spring I add worm powder to the feed {piperazine}. I believe this helps the young ones thru their first winter. I know they just get re-infested, but more of them will make it to full size.
We use feeders to run coons and get young dogs started. This will sound funny, but every time I have kept a caged coon for a while I feed them a slimjim and they will unload a gut bag full of round worms. Unfortunately the cheap wormers wont do anything for hook and tape worms.
Hook worms can kill a coon, but round and tape worms just make life hard on them in the winter.

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