Caught a skunk in a live trap!?!?!?! HELP!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KWAK, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    How Do We Get It Out?
     
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No clue... I was hoping to see what someone else says....
    I don't know what I would do if I caught a skunk.... YUCK!
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:i tried to throw a blanket over the cage and got sprayed:(
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have an old rug that I cover the trap with and then carefully carry it away from the farm buildings......then I shoot it and let the smell cool down for a day or so and then empty the trap.
     
  5. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a big long rope attached to our trap so we can drag it without getting close for situations like this. I think your only option at this point is to get sprayed or shoot it from a distance (hopefully it is situated somewhere you can?). Sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I've watched that guy "Billy the Exterminator". He has a show about all kinds of problems like roaches, bees, coons, snakes....all kinds of pests that can cause problems for people.

    Anyhow, he traps those skunks in a live trap, and he will just throw a cover over the trap, and then he relocates them. He holds this planket (or whatever) up like a shield when he releases the varmit.....
     
  7. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Oh no, KSM - they say tomato sauce helps cut the odor.
     
  8. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
    Michigan
    i guess we will just shoot and leave it for a few days... ehhh
     
  9. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i tried to throw a blanket over the cage and got sprayed:(

    Are you sleeping in the coop tonight [​IMG] Shame on me... that wasn't funny was it [​IMG]

    Edited: guess I should add if you have to sleep in the coop... keep one eye open
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  10. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry. [​IMG] I really am. [​IMG]

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    Seriously, try the tomato juice. That is what we used to use on our dog.
     

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