Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa says he doesn't take kindly to raccoons trying to take shelter in his home.

Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa says he doesn't take kindly to raccoons trying to take shelter in his home.

Congressman brags about offing ‘crazy raccoon’ with Desert Eagle

By Sahil Kapur
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 -- 12:18 pm

WASHINGTON -- Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa says he doesn't take kindly to raccoons trying to take shelter in his home.

The minute King noticed a raccoon trying to weasel into his house last week, he grabbed his semi-automatic gun and chased the fleeing creature out into a deadly Iowa storm, firing away.

Clearly proud of what he did, he then posted this self-congratulatory message on Twitter: "Mid day, mid blizzard, 15 degrees, Crazy Raccoon chewing and clawing his way into my house. Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero."

Doubling down on his accomplishment, King this week told the Roll Call's "Heard On The Hill" his Desert Eagle was "the one I had handy" and said he refused to tolerate "an animal that might be sick, might be rabid, out there."

The Desert Eagle is a deadly gas-operated semi-automatic handgun that's capable of firing .50 Action Express caliber round bullets. "That’s one very dangerous firearm," said Ken MacKay, a police officer, of the weapon.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

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he's my

new favorite Congressman!!!!..I hit one in the paws with a rake.He was hangin on my fence.My dog has fought two of them!!!..i hate fuckin racoons!!!!

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 11:45 AM

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better be glad it was on the outside of the fence.. hate to think what ya would have done with it on your side..

UPI-Elgin Il-02-17-10 authorities disclosed today that an unidentified elgin man was under investigation for unnatural acts with a raccoon..ASPCA is offering its full support, and the socciety for the protection of Raccoons, SPOR has called this another example of Raccoon abuse, and state that reports the animal is acting heart broken and has developed a fondness for hispanics are over blown..

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 12:18 PM

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ebear, how do you plead?

4 years 39 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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probabley looking at some goofy video...Heres my favorite ebear quote... and this is hard cause we all know ebear has about a hundred of these little.. "i look pretty in a sundress" things so picking one out is hard...but i always think of the one .. came out of no where.. hes talking to runs i think about something, then says.. got to go watch some three stoges .." i love me some curly"... Thats our boy ebear...

adding this in edit to avoid the dreaded "bump" ...yep hes gone...dont see him on site.. will have to remind him later..

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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hey

it was consentual....the Racoon never said no.....or stop!!!!come to think of it...it never said a word...just some loud screetching noise, and when it was over it just laid there purring and twitching..........then i violated it one last time with a Barbie Doll!!!!!!!

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 1:36 PM

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lmao

this story made me miss my old desert eagle even more lol

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:27 PM

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I've been banned

from "encouraging" animals to never visit my garage again. Perhaps it was the time my wife stepped out the door and into a pool of possum blood that sealed the deal.

4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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did you wear a condum?

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:40 PM

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Yep,

don't want to catch a PTD...possum transmitted disease.

4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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just don't

wear an orange one....they think you wanna feed them a carrot.......that really hurt....

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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Just anything will do

to make 'em grin big before I take it to them. BTW, air rifles work great on possums, but I use it more often to piss off the racoons.

4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:59 PM

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fn racoons

around here are big as mdsized dogs!!! my dog fought one under my shed for about half an hour...when it finally ran out it was huge!!!! i screamed like a bitch

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:14 PM

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The racoons get

a little tougher treatment, usually the .223 kind or the Mossy which is messy.

4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:18 PM

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YEAH I NEED

TO GET A PELLET GUN...I WANTED TO USE MY LIL NAA .22 MAG ONCE, BUT ITS FN LOUD.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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fuzzy....

This is what makes this place so fun...

and i think he's kidding.. but ya just never know... again welcome to the site, and ya got a pm..

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:04 PM

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ebear haha

i know what u mean, the bastard coons are huge here too, most of em are really aggressive too cuz of rabies, but its those damn skunks im worried about.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:05 PM

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skunks are vicious

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if u see a skunk lookin at ya, dont open your mouth

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:12 PM

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did anyone here

ever get sprayed?

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:16 PM

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i got sprayed twice

1st time was when i was changing the oil on the car and i got up underneath the car and the bastard was ready to spurt and it did hitting me on the arm, neck and back. the 2nd one wasnt so bad cuz it just hit me on my jeans, but it still pissed me of cuz they were the wrangler brett favre jeans. and in between the 1st time and 2nd time i got sprayed, i was hunting and i saw a skunk looking at me, its amazing what a shotgun can do to a skunk.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:19 PM

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is a head shot. I got pretty good at popping the little bastards in the head when I lived on the mountain after I found out how unpleasant an injured skunk could be.

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i knew dogs that would kill a skunk but would end up getting sprayed, but my rotties always smell fresh after the kill lol, i miss the bastards.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:21 PM

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WHAT ABOUT

Gorillas? ever seen one of those up in the mountains?

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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Are they good eatin?

No, I only mention that because I haven't seen a single skunk on my property since I moved off the mountain. I must admit, I don't miss them at all. A buddy of mine had a dog that loved to chase and kill skunks. The dog's name was "Herschel" but he only answered to "You Stink".

4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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kinda

we got married in the back yard of our house,2 days before the wedding i smelled skunk,i found a hole under my back porch,put in the garden hose and turned it on,out pops a skunk and i got nothing but a grin on my face when we meet.Had to beat a hasty retreat and get my 870,found the skunk under a bush and as it tried to spray i popped it with 00 buck,had to wash the area with laundry detergent,water,and hydrogen peroxide mix,the smell was gone by wedding day.

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ya see

if i do that shit over here i get arrested....

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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i have

had racoon once...in a spicy sauce....not bad...i was told after i ate though....

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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One of

the local churches around here does a "wild game" night. They always have "guess what it is" meat and people put in their prediction. They've had some pretty interesting stuff in the past, all of it donated by sportsmen in the area. Racoon and possum are always on the menu at this event.

4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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dammit

i have to go do some house wiring for my neice,i can do it easy enough but i keep having flashbacks-cut the red or the green? red,green,no wait,green,tick,tick,tick,CUT THE RED! god i love this shit,her family just leaves me alone........

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 3:39 PM

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hey look

here comes Uncle DumbAss!!!.......".i hope he did'nt bring his peice of shit Glock!!!"

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makes me feel right at home. I would think that would be the same for ebear. Maybe he just doesn't like the competition.

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i'll never be that

ugly....but as i said earlier today....great shooters

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Thanks for the advice yesterday! I will take it into consideration when we get into our own house(we rent for the time being) For now I'll just put my German Shep/Lab mixes bed in front of the safe and let her do her job!

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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They would have turned it into him shooting a defenceless Coon trying to steal food for his family.When the congressmen chase him to his 2000 dollar cadilac sitting on 6000 dollars worth of rims and 10000 dollars worth of stereo equipment and he shot him in the back.

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good one, wrong but funny!

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Now i hear that the old tomoato juice thing won't work... sheesh. Guess your supposed to use peroxide as Lucky said..don't know the mix..

One time im camping in se az.. Rucker lake in the Chiricahua mts. they had just stocked the lake and every meps i threw in would get a hit.. perfect cause i was hungrey and NOT that good a trout fisherman.. When they jump on the meps spiners it makes ya feel like one. but just the tming of the game and fish stock that caused it.. Anyway im sitting at a concret forrest service table, got my fire going, having these little trout.. pretty much in heaven..Look down, and think shit... got cats everywhere.. eyes focus in the dark, and im surrounded by skunks.. I froze. (had been real careful when i cleaned them, not for skunks but because of Bear) so anyway i pick up everything in front of me and toss it our away from the table.. they all do that little skunk waddle over to it... greg does his litttle skunk wobble OUTA THERE... Heard later that camp ground skunks are pretty tame... Yeah ok... My luck id get the geezer with an attitute skunk...

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