I had a raccoon in my attic a few years back and my friend dropped it with one shot from his .22 semi-auto. (.22LR)
It was a head shot.
The raccoon was in my attic making a lot of noise one day.
I knew we had some chipmunks up there and I was trying to find the access. (I was trapping those...crackers and peanut butter. )
When I heard this thing rattling around I was a bit nervous.
I walked up stairs and heard slamming type sounds against whe wall of our Cape Cod style attic...kinda creepy at night.
This was BEFORE I had any of my Rugers. (We had this 'law' set down by my wife for as long as the kids were 'little' then no guns)
Anyways my friend showed up with his 380 and the 22.
The raccoon was in an empty old computer monitor box for my old Commodore 64.
When my friend fired the 1st shot he just missed (a hair high)
and it went through the drywall, across the stairway, through the next wall and ended on the floor of my bedroom. (This is why I do not underestimate the 22LR bullet...and I was thankful he did not try his 380 first...haha...the 22 made a big enough hole to spackle)
So his next shot was dead on. The raccoon popped her head up like 'Killroy Was Here'. I kid you not.
Paws and all...it was almost cute...But not really.
Once he nailed this momma raccoon she spun in the box for about 20 seconds then nothing.
We picked it up gingerly (with heavy leather gloves)
took her out side and poked her quite hard with a shovel.
For about 5 minutes. She was dead. No question about it.
The trash pick up was the next morning so I put her in the Captain Curby roll out trash bin.
That night my wife said she heard rustling in the bin...It was little baby raccoons.
I feel no sympathy for this animal or it's offspring.
There are way tooooo many of these animals out there today.
I am glad we got her when we did because I did not need a baby raccoon remembering where 'home' was for future generations.
Turns out I needed to add a heavy duty metal screen over the roof-top attic fan.
We have not had anything in the form of critters in our home since. (We have had Idiots, Fools, etc, since then but no critters...Mrs Dood would probably count me as one of those or both...)
I am not a hunter. I have made that pretty clear on this forum.
However, I know my Single Six is more then enough for a Coyote.
I would use my Magnum Cylinder with .22 Magnum CCI Hollowpoints!