Caught a coon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Noncentzter, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a couple of big coons, and babies, in our area and so far all they've been eating is the cat food, but I'm not taking any chances so bought a live trap the other day. Yesterday morning I checked the trap and let one of our cats out. Yesterday afternoon I let another cat out. This morning we had a small coon in the trap! Unfortunately, I didn't have time to "remove" the critter from the trap but I will this afternoon.
     
  2. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better to "remove" the coon than a chicken.[​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Raccoons love marshmellows, cats dont. it might keep you from catching your cats next time.
     
  4. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job catching your coon. If you you have 1 coon you have a herd of coons. I have caught 10 this year. marshmallows work for bait.
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    marshmallow X3
     
  6. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll try marshmallows tonight!
     
  7. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caught another young coon this morning. I used catfood and marshmallows as bait. They woke me up at 4 this morning...mama was not happy that her kid had gotten into the trap. She hung around for a couple of hours until I ran her off when I left for work.
     
  8. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    Grape jelly is a very good coon bait, you may catch a curious cat once, but will learn to leave it alone. If you use a meat/fish based bait will keep cathing cats too. Grape jelly generally has a stronger scent than marshmellows, and leave a residual scent on the trap pan if they manage to reach though the side of the trap.
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 on the grape jelly molasses is really good as well
     
  10. marthas_ear

    marthas_ear Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm setting my trap tonight. Several nights in a row, they are sneaking into the coop- no visible way to get in...
    Down to one hen and rooster who is my avatar...Sherman, the Tank (he's a banty Japanese)
    :-(
     

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