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I caught my fox! UPDATED.. now with the VIDEO!

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They said it was near-impossible to catch a red fox in a havahart trap, but I DID IT!

I've been watching this guy for weeks on my trail cam, after it has taken over 3/4 of my flock this spring.

I have videos of it walking around the trap and looking at it for days.  This fox is WILEY.  But today I GOT IT!     Using the advice of a local old-timer, this is how I did it:

I lined the trap up with a small (guinea pig sized) cage, and baited it using a couple of  month- old chicks.  Then covered the whole thing with a tarp.  So the fox had to go through the trap to try to get to the chicks (who were NOT in any danger at all, since they were in a separate cage.)

Here's the set-up:

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And here is what it looked like:

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fox1.JPG

 

I am so darn happy about this!!!!


Edited by tellynpeep - 6/16/12 at 6:32am
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Good jobthumbsup.gif
 

I have Bantam welsummers,   Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish x Tolbunt, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Bantam wyndottes   and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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I have Bantam welsummers,   Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish x Tolbunt, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Bantam wyndottes   and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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post #3 of 91

Excellent ! I hope you made a stole out of him!

Too many chickens to list!

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Too many chickens to list!

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post #4 of 91

smart trap. 

post #5 of 91
Nice job!

I love my Buff Brahmas!  There always seems room for more :)

4 Buff hens, 2 light Brahma hens, 1 Rooster, countless chicks, 3 EE's, 6 Buff Laced Brahmas 5 GLB, a flock of silkies........ and more on the way :)

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I love my Buff Brahmas!  There always seems room for more :)

4 Buff hens, 2 light Brahma hens, 1 Rooster, countless chicks, 3 EE's, 6 Buff Laced Brahmas 5 GLB, a flock of silkies........ and more on the way :)

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post #6 of 91

Well done!

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.
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post #7 of 91
He's real pretty, good job. The only fox I was ever able to catch was a rabid one in the middle of winter sad.png which means no pretty fur for my wall.
post #8 of 91

I know it's a predator, but Man! Those things sure are pretty predators.  Lol.  Good job!

One city boy husband that I'm converting to a poultry boy, 3 daughters, 3 Mallards, 2 dogs, one cat: and the bator's plugged in.  Hatching addict, BYC addict and you can find me in the forum "formerly known as hatch day is today" with my friends: Miss Lydia, Critterrun, StillMecle, GrannyCarol, JulieNKC, DuckGirl89, 70%Cocoa, Evelle and JazminesZoo.  I love my Gurlz!
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One city boy husband that I'm converting to a poultry boy, 3 daughters, 3 Mallards, 2 dogs, one cat: and the bator's plugged in.  Hatching addict, BYC addict and you can find me in the forum "formerly known as hatch day is today" with my friends: Miss Lydia, Critterrun, StillMecle, GrannyCarol, JulieNKC, DuckGirl89, 70%Cocoa, Evelle and JazminesZoo.  I love my Gurlz!
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post #9 of 91
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Here's the video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://vimeo.com/44141732

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Originally Posted by tellynpeep View Post

Here's the video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://vimeo.com/44141732

Ok, from someone who is also trying to trap a red fox, that is a COOL video! :) 

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