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Coon (GOT IT-- With PIC)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BrahmaBrock, May 17, 2011.

  1. BrahmaBrock

    BrahmaBrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a live trap set with raisin bread in it but the coon is somehow getting the bread out without throwing the trap. I think he may be pulling it through the sides. Has anyone ever had this happen before? It has not got any of my chickens, they are secured of the night. I caught its buddy about 3 weeks ago and dispatched it, now this one has taken its place. Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I just set my first trap today to catch a raccoon that has killed 8 chickens a couple of months ago and one got a broody hen 2 days ago, I know they like sweets but I put taco bell in there for tonight as it was about 9 oclock when I got the trap and was dark and that was my dinner that I had in the car when I came home. Tomarrow night though I plan on putting a can of cat food in there and only opening up the can about a 3rd of the way that way it can't pull the can out and will have a rough time of getting the cat food without going into the trap. Let ya know if it works.
     
  3. BrahmaBrock

    BrahmaBrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I guess the raisin bread didn't fill him up, so he came back for the sardines. Of course it may not be the only one, but I will reset the trap again tonight just to make sure.

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  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay,glad you got it! Curious to see how many you will get.I once saw 2 adults and 4 or 5 kits(?) walking from my neighbors deck to the woods.Always more than one!
     
  5. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    i hang the tails on my coop to remind the others to keep out. Its not working real well, they just keep coming!
     
  6. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Keep setting the trap. I've taken 7 coons and 1 skunk since the 1st of April.
     
  7. homestead tim

    homestead tim Out Of The Brooder

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    That pix was taken 2 weeks ago actually. I have 7 now. My GF told me it was time to take them down.....She is probably right.....again.....
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:That's about one scraggly looking coon! Glad you got him!
     
  9. raftnfish

    raftnfish Out Of The Brooder

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    Once you are done trapping yours...feel free to come over and get ours;) There certainly appears to be an endless supply!
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Good Job!!! [​IMG]
     

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