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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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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 Cuckoo Marans, Bantam Wc black polish, Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Wild type turkeys RioxEastern, Ringneck pheasants blacks, buff, Bobwhite Quail, Chukars  and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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I have Bantam welsummers, Bantam Cuckoo Marans, Bantam Wc black polish, Bantam Olive eggers, MGB, LF Welsummers, BCM, BLRW, LF Buff and Golden Laced polish, LF Sumatras, Bantam Sumatras, d'anvers, CCL, Wild type turkeys RioxEastern, Ringneck pheasants blacks, buff, Bobwhite Quail, Chukars  and bunch of free range birds

 

 
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post #3 of 86

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 86

smart trap. 

post #5 of 86
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 86

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 86
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.
Black Copper Marans, Blue/Black/Splash Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, and Speckled Sussex.
And a few laying hens on the side.
7 years learning, owning, and loving chickens.
Happily married to my husband, who just happens to be a chicken enabler!
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Black Copper Marans, Blue/Black/Splash Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, and Speckled Sussex.
And a few laying hens on the side.
7 years learning, owning, and loving chickens.
Happily married to my husband, who just happens to be a chicken enabler!
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post #8 of 86

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 86
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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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