Neighbor has a HUGE raccoon problem in her coop. She is using a large live trap. (I have recommended a dukes trap) What is the best bait to use? She has tried raw pork chop, wet cat food, dry cat food, live rats, eggs, cooked bacon, and honey. Any other suggestions. Still NO luck!!!! she is down to 1 chicken, 1 quail, a few ducks, and a goose.....any ideas would be eagerly accepted and tried. Thank you so much!! (Oh, I think she has tried both covering and uncovering the trap as well)
What is the best bait for raccoons in a live trap?
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Has the predator been stealing the bait out of the trap or ignoring it completely? I used some left-overs from our refrigerator... left-over gravy and a chicken foot that we had from processing some birds a few weeks ago. We had our bait stolen 3 nights in a row before my hubby attached it to the trap securely and also oiled the door so it would close more easily. That did the trick and we caught Mr. Coon the next night. Is your friend's coop secure? Until we caught the coon, I had to put the girls away earlier than usual for their own protection (which they did not like one bit!).
I have had great success with marshmallows. I take an empty tuna can, punch two holes in the bottom with a screwdriver and zip tie the can to the floor of the cage, so the raccoon cannot reach in from the sides or top and grab it. I put 7-8 large marshmallows in the can, stuffed tightly together so they won't come out easily. Have caught many raccoons with this method. Happy trapping!
Can you provide a picture of this?
kill it !!!