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Old 09-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Woke up at 3 this morning hearing someone walking on my roof

My house has a wrap around porch. (I live in a neighborhood outside of town. Everyone has 1+ acre lots and there are no streetlights.) The roof over the porch gives access to all the upstairs bedrooms. Our master is downstairs. The sound on the roof was like foot steps. I was out of bed, shorts on, .45 and flashlight in hand. I have 2 teenage children upstairs. My Pit bull sleeps in a kennel in the living room. My daughter has a small dog that sleeps in her room. I go into the living room and my Pit is asleep (good sign). I sweep and clear the downstairs quickly. I go upstairs and check the spare bedroom first. My kids always lock their rooms at night. I unlock my daughters room and then her dog barks a little. She wakes up and is fine. Open my sons room and he is sound asleep. No windows open and they are where they are supposed to be. I turn on the flood lights to the front yard. Go out front and scan the road. no cars parked or on the road driving. I go into the yard far enough to see the entire lower roof. Scan with flashlight and gun ready for anything. I see the culprit(s) quickly. 2 full grown raccoons. They did not appreciate me shining my light on them....as much as I did not appreciate them waking me up and making sounds like they did. They took off for the back of the house and to the branches that will be cut this weekend. The pellet rifle will be ready if they show up again tonight.

Through all of this, glad my wife was able to stay calm and did not call anyone. She knows my rule....only call after the first shot. :-)

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Nothing like thinking you're Delta squad or a SEAL at 3am in your boxers in your own living room.

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Cool story with a happy ending.

I came one one night from class knowing my wife had left earlier to go up to her mothers. When I pull in the drive the front door was wide open. Oh S%#„! My gun was in the bedside table. I crept up to the door and a light was left on in the living room which attaches to my room. Didn't see anything so I moved to the bedside table, grabbed the gun and light and cleared the upstairs. All clear. The wife left the door open while loading stuff in the car and forgot. Needless to say, got another gun for the glovebox.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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My house has a wrap around porch. (I live in a neighborhood outside of town. Everyone has 1+ acre lots and there are no streetlights.) The roof over the porch gives access to all the upstairs bedrooms. Our master is downstairs. The sound on the roof was like foot steps. I was out of bed, shorts on, .45 and flashlight in hand. I have 2 teenage children upstairs. My Pit bull sleeps in a kennel in the living room. My daughter has a small dog that sleeps in her room. I go into the living room and my Pit is asleep (good sign). I sweep and clear the downstairs quickly. I go upstairs and check the spare bedroom first. My kids always lock their rooms at night. I unlock my daughters room and then her dog barks a little. She wakes up and is fine. Open my sons room and he is sound asleep. No windows open and they are where they are supposed to be. I turn on the flood lights to the front yard. Go out front and scan the road. no cars parked or on the road driving. I go into the yard far enough to see the entire lower roof. Scan with flashlight and gun ready for anything. I see the culprit(s) quickly. 2 full grown raccoons. They did not appreciate me shining my light on them....as much as I did not appreciate them waking me up and making sounds like they did. They took off for the back of the house and to the branches that will be cut this weekend. The pellet rifle will be ready if they show up again tonight.

Through all of this, glad my wife was able to stay calm and did not call anyone. She knows my rule....only call after the first shot. :-)
That'll get yer heart pumpin. Your gonna need more than a pellet rifle to take down a coon though, they are tough critters related to the bear. Similar story... My GF woke me up out of a dead sleep saying someone had walked by our large window at about 2am. I sat up and my heart was immediately going 1000mph. I was still groggy and the only thing going through my head was, "Shotty or .45, shotty or .45?" I grabbed the .45 and my mag lite walked towards the front door and saw the culprit, our horse. We had let her in the front to eat the green grass.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:19 AM   #7
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lol... similar story:

It's late night/ early morning & I hear footsteps and then a CRASH coming from the back porch area of the house. No weapon available, so I grab a guitar by it's neck and hold it over my shoulder like a baseball bat ready to strike said intruder.

I flip on the porch light just in time to see 2 Possums scurrying off into the back yard
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That'll get yer heart pumpin. Your gonna need more than a pellet rifle to take down a coon though, they are tough critters related to the bear. .

No question the heart does get pumping.

However, I have taken out more then one coon with my pellet gun. Just need the right tools. I have a Gamo pellet gun shooting at 1000 fps. Took the coons and other critters out with no problem.

Good aim helps too.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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No question the heart does get pumping.

However, I have taken out more then one coon with my pellet gun. Just need the right tools. I have a Gamo pellet gun shooting at 1000 fps. Took the coons and other critters out with no problem.

Good aim helps too.
I have the Gamo Hunter 440 with the scope. Yes, 1000 fps at a .177 cal will do the job. It takes care of the possums, squirrels and any other varmit that is taking up refuge on my land! If they are too big for the pellet rifle and too far away for the .45, Then the Blaser R93 7Mag will definately take care of it. If you look up the Blaser R93. No, I did not buy the tactical version.
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About 17 or 18 years ago, my dad was living by himself. He has a house on 15 acres of land. He's asleep one night and hears a toilet lid slam. He does the same patrol of the house inside and out with a gun and flashlight and sees nothing. He goes back to bed and is just about asleep when something jumped on his legs. He jumps out of bed and hits the lights and sees a squirrel running around the bedroom. He shoos it out to the living room and opens the door trying to get it to go out but it is too dumb to figure out how to leave. He can't catch it. So, he decides to let his dogs in to see if they can motivate the squirrel to leave. He had a sheltie and a golden retriever. Big mistake. It was like Cousin Eddie's dog tearing up the house in Christmas Vacation. The dogs ran laps around the house knocking over furniture, lamps etc while trying to get the squirrel. Finally, it went outside but not before the damage was done. Hi later figured out that the squirrel got in through the toilet vent on the roof and came in through the toilet.
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Cool story with a happy ending. I came one one night from class knowing my wife had left earlier to go up to her mothers. When I pull in the drive the front door was wide open. Oh S%#„! My gun was in the bedside table. I crept up to the door and a light was left on in the living room which attaches to my room. Didn't see anything so I moved to the bedside table, grabbed the gun and light and cleared the upstairs. All clear. The wife left the door open while loading stuff in the car and forgot. Needless to say, got another gun for the glovebox.
My wife has done that numerous times as well. So far nothing has been stolen. I certainly didn't enjoy creeping through the house hoping nobody was in there.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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Haha good story!
A few months ago I was sound asleep when all of a sudden I hear a loud BANG and hear something hit the floor. Without thinking I grabbed my shotgun next to my bed and stormed the kitchen.
Luckily for me it was our new bevrage cooler. Had accidently set the tempature to low and a can of Mountain Dew froze and burst the can!
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #14
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We have a lot of these buried at the farm... a family of these suckers will destroy our entire sweet corn season. Very destructive animal that you really don't want to mess with, unless you have a gun. This one was as big as the cage:

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