Coon uses MY OWN Livetrap as a buffet.... Gah!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Camelot Farms, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Who would have thought? I went out this morning to check my live trap. I had baited it last night with some eggs and placed it in our barn near our pens.
    Livetrap is NOT where I left it. Hmm. Not a good sign. Found it around the corner with one of my call ducks in it. Well....most of my Call duck was in it. I had a beak, feet and some of the body.

    Apparently one of the Calls got curious and climbed into the trap. The coon must have come by and found what he obviously considered 'take-out'.
    So now I will have to come up with a way to bait the trap without being a danger to the Calls.


    **My calls free range but sleep in the barn near the pens on some bales of hay**
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Oh how horrible. Hope you get that nasty critter! [​IMG] I caught a skunk in my trap - pee yew! [​IMG]
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    [​IMG] so sorry! d*mn racoon!
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    I LOATHE coons ... [​IMG]
  5. Dern that Murphy. And the coon. Things are too smart by half. Leave it to them to figure out how to turn eggs into a full sized duck with no incubation needed... super sizing gone WAY wrong.

    Poor Ducky and Poor Parent.

    Maybe try staking the thing down so that where you place it is where it stays? Those tent stakes with the little hookie bit might work? Just enough so the sneaky booger can't move it right by your ducks and catch himself a meal.
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Lost all my chicks to a coon! I hate them. Hope you get yours
  7. jhm47

    jhm47 Songster

    Sep 7, 2008
    Coons love marshmallows and licorice. Bait your trap with them and you won't have to worry about cats.
  8. ^Ohhh... finally a use for licorice... I can't stand that stuff... have to pick all the black ones out of my jelly beans.
  9. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Quote:I'm right there with ya - hate black licorice. [​IMG] <<<Shudders at just the mere thought of it.>>>
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles &amp; Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN

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