How to keep the raccoon off my porch & getting my humming bird feeder?

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  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 23, 2017
    You could try wrapping your porch the height of a roll of chicken wire. The 3' or so of chicken wire would be enough to deter a raccoon, but allow bird feeders to be out of range. If you are storing bird feed on the porch, keep it in a Tupperware unit with a tight lid AND put something heavy on top. Keep it on a table with no room for the raccoon to leverage the top off. Raccoons are very smart. Best wishes 😇

  • Ella Frierson Bond Ella Frierson Bond on Jul 23, 2017

    They and rats can chew right through Tupperware. I found a galvanized trash container with tight lid on Amazon. It will hold 20 lbs. bird seed.

  • Ella Frierson Bond Ella Frierson Bond on Jul 23, 2017
    My bird container.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 23, 2017
    Better idea, Ella.

  • Noreen Schaan Noreen Schaan on Jul 23, 2017
    Hang your humming bird feeder in an area that the racoon can not climb up to. Maybe above your window with one of those hanging hooks that looks like an upside down L that you fasten it to the wall with sqrews. Make sure that there you attach it somewhere that the racoon cannot climb up to.

  • Good luck ♥ We've had raccoon visitors during the night in my back yard several times over the years. They would catch the koi in my pond. Now it would be different if they would eat them, but they would just play with them and leave them all over the yard. I've tried animal control in our area, they said they wouldn't help us, but to get a Havahart trap, then release them at least 100 miles away because they travel that and more. An exterminator was way too expensive. Had a trap, tried, could never catch them...tried sardines, marshmallows, tuna, canned cat food and more. I devoured the web for info on how to get them to go. Tried criss crossing fishing line throughout the back yard, raccoons didn't mind it, the dogs hated it. Lit the backyard up like a runway – didn't phase them, Human hair, human urine, could have cared less about either, Tried "The Scarecrow" motion detector that hooks to the hose and sprays when it senses motion. Raccoons loved it,Dogs were scared of it and refused to go out during the day even when it was off. Tried coyote urine, didn't phase the coons one bit. Tried little red flashing lights around the perimeter of the yard, raccoons didn't notice them. Summer came and they stopped coming. We had no birdseed out for the wild birds, no dog food out, nothing. They came back the following winter and brought friends. Tried everything again to no avail. Got up one morning and they were still here! They were usually gone by then. One of my dogs slipped....pushed by me as I was trying to shoo them away. She was a Great Dane....they took her down. Now I love all animals, but don't come to my place and mess with mine. My sons stayed up the following night, shot 2 of them. They haven't been back since. It was horrid, the screams my poor dog let out as they were biting her. Please be careful. I wouldn't attempt to even catch it, You have to pick up that wire cage after all!. They are fierce and will bite. Be careful please.