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Discussion in 'Buyers and Sellers' started by David M, Apr 4, 2019.
How rare are albino raccoons? Would one that is mounted have any value?
There not common at all. Does this coon have pink eyes? It maybe a white phase coon. Which is also uncommon too. Every thing has a value. Just need to find the right party that is looking for what you have.
It did just died naturally or u just got him now?
If you can, get the blood off and take pictures and measurements. Get it into the freezer asap. Post your pictures in the sale section. Yes, they have a value. Quality of the fur and damage will count some. Might want to search the archives and maybe eBay and see what previous albino coons sold for. With the pink nose, it does look like an albino. What color are it's eyes? Pink, black or blue?
if you shot it in the head it is worth less than it would have been with any means of killing other than a shot. shooting is a very poor way to kill taxidermy specimens, no matter where shot, but head shot is difficult to repair if in the face o rshort furred head vs long furred body. if it was mine and no damage I`d list it in the $75 to $150 range pending size and quality. this means good feet, winter prime, full size adult, northern states origi and not south. etc etc.
She does have pink eyes. Quite an amazing looking animal. That is what I was thinking as far as value goes.
Makes sense. I appreciate your feedback Bob.
She is a true albino. Pink eyes and nose. No markings anywhere. I cleaned her up just after the pictures and put into the freezer. I have done some online research and haven’t come up with much. That’s why I wanted to check the forum to see if anyone had any experience with them.
I shot it yesterday morning. I was going to let it be seeing how it was so rare but decided I would rather have it in the freezer. They don’t have a very long life span in the wild because they have no camouflage.
It not wot less if shot in the head with a 22 cal. A good many foxes and coon coyoteso have been mounted head shot
I shot it with a .22 magnum. Apparently Bob stalks them and strangles them. I appreciate your feedback on this. I believe I’m going to put it up on my wall rather than sell it. Has more value to me in that sense.
anyone can do whatever they want. me personally I would never head shoot any taxidermy specimen, nor would my customers wan tanything head shot. not wanting an argument, just telling my experience. not my coon, not my sale. dave m. , where are you located?
I don't blame you getting it mounted. More then likely the last one you'll ever get. Congrats on taking this trophy
I understand and I appreciate the feedback. It’s good to know for future reference. I’m located in central Florida.
You would if you ever trap in GA
Thank you Fallenscale.
i apologize Bob. I was just joking around earlier about stalking and strangling. Everyone has their way of doing it. I’ve just always shot them in the head with my magnum.
I live in Florida too wow nice how u to an albino
google pole injection or use of injection to kill trapped animals. most trappers use a pole with a syringe on the end to inject into the chest. fast, humane, no blood, no holes, no smell from skunks spraying. most trapper supply catalogs sell a complete pole type outfit to do that. ck out schmit enterprises in new ulm mn.
Honestly, I didn’t trap the coon. I decided it would’ve been too time consuming so I slipped in and head shot it.