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Old 03-16-2015, 02:37 PM   #1
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Raccoons and bumper mount grill....

I discovered over Spring Break that if you cook burgers on your outside grill and leave it mounted there overnight, raccoons will climb all over it, turn the gas on and drain your propane tank. Have I mentioned I hate raccoons???
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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At home, our last grill had to be replaced because raccoons kept chewing through the propane lines. They just wouldn't . Now we have one that has a fully enclosed bottom to protect the lines from the little jerks.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:48 PM   #4
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I discovered over Spring Break that if you cook burgers on your outside grill and leave it mounted there overnight, raccoons will climb all over it, turn the gas on and drain your propane tank. Have I mentioned I hate raccoons???

Never had that problem with my grill, but I always clean it before turning it off.

My garbage can with the animal proof lock on the other hand they dragged across the site and out into the brush before I finally got fed up of scaring them off and put it inside the trailer.


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Old 03-16-2015, 03:05 PM   #5
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We used to hang our trash on the lantern poles provided at most of our state parks......until we had a coon actually shimmy up the metal pole and tear into it. Craziest thing I've ever seen. And yes, I actually saw it because he did it in broad daylight right in front of us. Now we have a joke about "Shimmy Coon".
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:48 AM   #6
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Rather than tie the trash to a pole try hanging a line between two trees (or whatever) and hang the bag from the center. Used to do this backpacking to discourage bears.
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Old 03-17-2015, 12:09 PM   #7
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Check to make sure the grease is not running down the propane hose or that you are not connecting or disconnecting the hose with food ( grease) on your hands. The raccoons and squirrels will chew the hose because they smell the food on it. You might also order amazon book Seven tasty ways to prepare raccoon.
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Always always turn the propane off at the source when not being used. Please always, a safety factor.
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