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Old 10-13-2020, 10:17 AM
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I just canít understand what deposited these and how the hell they got there. Some facts:
boat sits on a lift behind my house.
boat is a 34 freeman
boat was recently detailed.
I inspected bilge on Saturday, the hatch was closed and is always closed while sitting on lift. After a fishing trip yesterday (monday, two days after extensive detailing) we get back to clean the boat, and my buddy opens the bilge and says whoa, looks like a dog crapped in your bilge. Said evidence is posted below. If itís a racoon, itís got crap the size of a medium dog. Also, I canít for the life of me understand how a racoon could even get inside a closed hatch, or any other part of the boat that leads to the bilge. There are several turd piles that would lead a person with common sense to the conclusion this pooping animal was in this space for some time. What the hell is going on. Iíve spent the last 2 hours beating on the hull and opening every single hatch half expecting some large animal to jump out at me. No such luck... boat is empty. Hatches were all closed and this happened somehow between Saturday and Monday morning at 4:00 am when we left dock for a fishing trip. For reference, the largest turd was about 6 inches long.

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Looks like you picked up a new mate. Hope the little b@sturd doesn't die in there cause he ain't gonna smell so good.

Have you pissed off one of your neighbors recently?
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Where the hell could he be?
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Fun when they pop out 25 miles offshore. Not.
Old 10-13-2020, 10:35 AM
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Some bait in there and a huge rat trap?
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got otters around your dock?
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Those look like some big turds too, so not yer avg field mouse.

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Iím going with snake turds. No way a rat is leaving a 6 inch turd. And raccoon turds look more like scat
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Shit Happens!!!!!!!!!!!
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those look like the elusive "teenager" or "neighbor" turds
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Giant tree frog?
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I think it's a big frog I've seen similar droppings around the house and its always a damn frog.
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Cat?
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drop a snake in there, it will find and eat whatever is in there and then leave when the food is gone!
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Those look exactly like the Raccoon turds I have next to my dock right now (pic below).

Howíd he get into the hatch? Trash pandas are good at opening things up!




Iím kinda surprised at the lack of crap jokes so far!

That boat is a piece of crap.

This is what it looks like when crap starts falling off your boat.

Should have bought an Invincible.

Now the boat matches the owner, BOTH are full of crap.....etc.

You guys are slacking!
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
Fun when they pop out 25 miles offshore. Not.
Not the same but still sat me up in my seat. Coming home from the lake and hit a stop light. A freakin field mouse pops out from under the hood next to my windshield wiper blade right under my nose! My wife freaked and wanted to get out of the truck until she realized the critter was out there. It popped back under the hood once I took off again. Checked everywhere I could once I got home and no sign of it.
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Lovely - Yesterday I opened a rear hatch to charge a battery and there was a 2 & 1/2' water snake on the battery box..

I also think it's a racoon. Set traps asap.. You might need to zip-tie the bait in the trap. The last racoon I trapped was able to steal the bait without setting off the trap. I had to ziptie the peanut butter jar sideways in the trap so he set off the trigger. Relocate far, far, far away.
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If it is a racoon, I'd open up every hatch for several hours and set up a game cam to confirm he exits. Maybe he found his way in under the gunnel or through some other tiny space between the liner and hull and now can't find his way out again. He probably won't budge as long as someone is on the boat but maybe he'd leave now if he feels safe and can see an easy way out. Hope he doesn't die in there. Of course you'd be able to zero in on his location pretty quickly if he did.

I'd still set up a camera, because if it isn't a racoon or otter or something, some A-Hole took a dump in your boat.
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Racoon for sure.

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