Bucket trap - then what?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by fatcatx, Apr 26, 2019.

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  1. fatcatx

    fatcatx Songster

    The type of trap I'm making doesn't need water. Making the "trap door" style so they can't jump out.
    We can get the young ones with the snap traps but we've got some older ones that have narrowly escaped the jaws of death and learned their lesson.
     
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  2. The Dapper Duck

    The Dapper Duck Songster

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    As long as you can get them into the pillow case without them getting away from you, just swing that pillow case at the sidewalk like you are John Henry and one good whack should do the trick. Or at least they won't even be aware of the second, confirmation swing.
     
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  3. StefanThunder5

    StefanThunder5 In the Brooder

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    Drowning works the best. I also have pet rats but wild ones are very bad
     
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  4. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Thank you! That's my big, squishy, floofer-meister blue point Siamese/Birman cross, Mochi. He's 14 years old and is the most loving cat I've ever had. That's the place he wants to spend most of his time...on my lap. :hugs
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Never heard of this......Pics, Please?

    The water is to avoid having dealing with live rodents...
    ....so whether you 'need' it or not depends on how you want to kill them.
     
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  7. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Free Ranging

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    I know it's gross but smashing them with a shovel or a bat is really the most "humane" out of the options you listed, because it's near instant. I've also had pet rats and don't like the idea of killing their wild relatives, but sometimes it has to be done and we try to make it as fast as possible. Drowning or worse, leaving them tied up in the trash, is a very drawn out way of killing them.
     
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  8. fatcatx

    fatcatx Songster

    :eek::lol:
    I might have to dig deep for my inner John Henry.
     
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  9. fatcatx

    fatcatx Songster

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    This is just a lean version to see what happens. Heavy duty cardboard is counter weighted with some large washers with a wire beneath. Depending on results, I might put a notch in the bucket for the “tab” portion and currently painters tape is securing the wire - need to come up with something more permanent. The rest of the painters tape is so I can easily attach and remove the bait.

    Baited with Nutella. How could they resist?
     
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  10. The Dapper Duck

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    Oh, that's clever.
     
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