A critter is beating my fence and getting into barn

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by centrarchid, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I am doing a little fence adjusting where the wire obstructing access to barn is down. Critter came in and messed with dried out chicken carcass last night. Bet is opossum but raccoon could be it as well. Will setup game cameras in proper position to record. This assumes dogs did not already get into critter last night on its first visit.
     
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  2. azygous

    azygous Crossing the Road

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    Do you employ any hot wire around your buildings? That's what finally enabled me to pretend I have no predators.
     
  3. Of all the chicken killing varmints known to me, the possum is the only one that I have never seen prowling in broad daylight so you just may be on to 'sumping' there Doc.
     
  4. azygous

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    I'm pretty sure possums like peanut butter. That's what I put on my hot wire. It's fun to watch a critter get the "message".
     
  5. centrarchid

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    I normally have two electrified perimeters. Inner perimeter better suited for zapping small critters blocks entrance ways to barn. It is that which is taken down for modification. I got tired of tripping on it so making easier for me to see and get over.
     
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    It's obvious the critters have your movements under surveillance. They can get one up on you at a drop of a corn kernel.
     
  7. RWise

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    I would not eliminate dogs! They will beat up a fence and dig up dead things,,,
     
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    If a opossum, then not a lot of smarts on critter side is operating.
     
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    Nothing but rabbits, songbirds, and a few mice recorded. Rabbits could have nibbled on carcass for minerals, especially if lactating. Baby bunnies already out 3 weeks ago.
     

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