caught in a live trap

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MaryT, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now what the heck do I do????

    Three nights ago I had the unpleasant suprize of finding one of my BO missing her head....... holes dug all around the enclosure but it still seemed whatever did it pulled her head through the fencing...............
    Saw paw prints with large claw marks in the dirt......
    Thought it was a racoon......
    Set the live trap that night with fish heads......
    Next two mornings nothing.....
    Today at 6:00 am I saw what appeared to be a very large rat.....lol a possum.......
    Now what to do with it ....... Anybody want it????
     
  2. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    shoot it!
     
  3. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are You sure you don't Want it........ it's FREE
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I agree. Take it and shoot it and dispose of it way far away from you. Or you can hang it in your yard as a warning to other opossums. [​IMG]
     
  5. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess I am gonna have to wait until DH gets home tonight and let him shoot it. I sure don't want to open the trap and it get out before i could shoot it...... do not think I would be quick enough....... Not even sure I could open the trap with that thing inside......... although it is sitting there quite dociley at the moment I saw what it did to my little sweetie. I definately don't want to be bit or scratched by it.....
    How have any of you gotten a predator out of a live trap to shoot it...... I don't want to shoot it in the trap...... those things cost $60.00, I would like to be able to use it again sure looks like there was more than one of them around the pen......

    Thanks for taking the time to read and answer .....
     
  6. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    oh ya when its dead get the pelt for $$$
     
  7. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who would buy an opossum pelt? They stink to High heaven.....
     
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I think.... ask rooter-red
     
  9. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a large tank of water or a plastic garbage can you can fill it with water and drop the cage and all in and drown it. My wife has done that when I am away occasionally. You have to kill it though. It has tasted your flock and it will be back unless you do.
     
  10. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took a pic of the bugger not the greatest , I am not getting that close to it.....lol
    [​IMG]
     

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