Bait for a Racoon Trap

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ilovemyladies!, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i've had my live trap for a couple days and we put some marshmellows inside but still we have nothing. What can I use for bait??
     
  2. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i used little fish fillays. you could also try chicken tenders. ive also heard that if you put something shiny in there they will try to get it.(maybe a flashy fishing lure)
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Peanut butter and sardines. The smell brings them in.
     
  4. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gross!!!..........ill have to try that.....
     
  5. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    Sardines in oil. Partially open the can and wire or secure it way to the back of the cage. They never fail. They stink to high heaven after they sit open for a while. Those blasted cratures love them.

    Good luck & keep up posted.


    Joni
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  6. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ? what kind of oil? just what they come in?
     
  7. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Yeah, tie the can to the trap so they can't just reach in and get them.
     
  8. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
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    Yes. The oil they are packed in. Some come in a tomato sauce and the coons must have discriminating taste...they don't work as well. Maybe they smell a little milder. Who knows? All I care about is that they work and the ones packed in oil - really work.
     
  9. Sardines are great, or fried fish, or small cans of cat food.......
     
  10. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    something really smelly (rotten fish [​IMG] ) but their favorite food is marshmallows. they LOVE them or anything sweet
     

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