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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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raccoon skinning problem

I am a new trapper and have caught two raccoons. The skinning of the first went ok but the second tonight I had a problem. I was wearing gloves and I slipped with the knife and jabbed my finger with the point of the knife. It broke through the glove and made a tiny pin point hole in my finger. I took the glove off and washed the wound with soap and water. Then cleaned with peroxide and alcohol. The wound looked like pin point but i put antibiotic cream and abandaide on it. My question has this happened to others and if so what else do I need to do or look out for? Thanks for any information.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 12:53 AM
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

I do exactly what you have done. I have had numerous very minor cuts over the years and have never had a problem with these small nicks.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 03:30 AM
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

if there are no ill effects during the next full moon i think your safe.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

So have other had this problem? Also have any of you had the rabies vaccine. How about did you get it. My doc. says she does not have it. Where can you get it and how much did it cost? Wondering if insurance pays for it.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 08:53 PM
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What a breakthrough.Now we know how all of the zombies came to life on. THE NIGHT OF THE LIVIN DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Talk to your insurance carrier. Mine covered the cost. I got mine through the Center for Disease Control. Two shots and a booster one year later.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 10:03 AM
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

never pull with the knife in your hand. I would worry more about cutting your fingers off than getting rabies.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 12:40 PM
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

No worries.alot of folks out west eat raccoon meat.
I have cut myself self skinning several times and haven't had any problems
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 01:33 PM
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Re: raccoon skinning problem

Well, me and Cooncrazy have probably done the same thing about 500 times between the two of us, and we're perfectly normal and healthy.....

Then again?

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