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What to use to catch a COON in a live trap?

post #1 of 43
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I have heard everything from Oreo cookies to expensive jelly jams.  And prolly I like the sardines bait the best.  Anyone else have any good ideas?

post #2 of 43

sardines are good but canned cat food is less expensive.
make sure it's a flip top can.....  coons get huffy when they have to use an old fashioned can opener. big_smile

post #3 of 43

I would stick with the cat food as the other poster mentioned. That is what we used back in GA and we also caught a few cats and possums that way! LOL;)

post #4 of 43

I hear marshmallows work well -- and won't attract a cat into the trap.

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Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

9 hatchery and mutt hens

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

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post #5 of 43

plain, dry cat food has caught many coons for us, and a few possums, only an occasional cat

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post #6 of 43

I trapped 4 on regular dog food. It was the dog's food that kept attracting them to my porch, and it worked in the trap too.

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Seeking blessings found in the old ways.

Too many birds! Breeding groups of these for 2013: Silver Grey Dorkings, Red Dorkings, Wheaten Marans, Blue/Black/Splash LF Cochin, Saxony ducks, Muscovy ducks, Embden geese. Ohio NPIP certified #31-425.

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post #7 of 43

Cat food has always worked for me.  Dry or canned.

post #8 of 43
Thread Starter 

I had been down to 5 cats.  BUT, had a LOOOOOOOOOSER tenant move out of my wife old house ( which NO ONE is buying ) and left a cat in the house which hid between the walls.  I had a can of Salmon.  That caught the cat no problem.  So, would have a can of cat food too. 
NOW WE HAVE 6 CATS!  Anyone wanna cat?  LOL  Just kiddin....

post #9 of 43

Whatever you do, don't use tuna! We did and caught a skunk! Cat food does work great, canned or dry.

post #10 of 43

marshmallows are the best.  I take a wire and thread it through the marshmallow and then tie it to the back of the trap.  they go nuts for it just by smell and will soon enter the trap.  They also don't attract cats and such.  although they do attract possums lol

Good luck
Julie

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