Does anyone use or know about this trap?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by eggcited2, May 10, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Live traps are not catching the coons. I have four baited with canned cat food and they are just going around them.

    I want to use a kill trap, but don't want to use something that could hurt a dog or cat. I've found this one that is dog safe, but don't know if a cat would get caught in it.

    Does anyone know of this trap or used it? Duke Dog Proof Coon Trap http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/duke-dog-proof-racoon-trap.html

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    have no intention of turning the raccoon loose if caught in live trap, only using those in case cat or something I don't want killed would get caught.

    The stupid raccoons are even going around the one outside of the building that has all food stored in it: horse feed, goat feed, dry cat food, oats, chicken food, etc. They are walking right past the baited live trap and going into dog door size opening of shed and getting into the chicken food and any other feed. Have most of it in metal garbage cans, but one or two haven't gotten into cans yet.

    I lost another hen to raccoon today! I am sick and tired of it. I have done everything I can. Fencing improvement, covers, not letting them have large area to free range, traps for predators, but the carnage is still happening!
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a few barn cats that live inside the shed and need to get in and out through that doorway.
     
  4. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes those work very well for coon,it's not a kill trap though,you bait the bottom of the trap with marshmallow paste and the coon sticks his paw inside to dip out the bait and the trap snaps shut.These are also known as coon cuffs,and yes cats are safe around these.I use these when i'm trapping around residential areas and have never caught anything but coon.
     
  5. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've caught possums with them. I hear cats will sometimes get caught in them too. You can avoid cats by using sweet bait in them. They work quite well. Be sure to stake them very securely!

    Good luck!
     
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    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Like i stated earlier,marshmellow paste is the best to use as bait,cats don't like it.
     
  7. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gummy bears work really good too. [​IMG]

    (but no matter what I used, I'd still catch 'possums... I caught 42 'possums on just one property. [​IMG] )
     
  8. JoePa

    JoePa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use leghold traps to catch coons - then I shoot them - no sense in letting them go again because they'll be back - a leghold trap catches the animal and holds onto the leg - it really doesn't hurt - I've put my fingers into a trap many times to release it and you would be surprised how it just holds on - you hear people talk how cruel it is to use those kind of traps but they really know what they are talking about - sure if you leave the animals trapped for days and it can't eat or drink - that's something different - you should check any trap you set the next day - if you catch a cat or dog you can always let it go - but be careful in case it trys to bite you - I usually throw a blanket or something similar over it and step on the spring to open the trap and release the dog -
     
  9. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you. I do not plan on turning any loose. Tried that last year with live traps, and this year raccoon are all over killing my chickens.

    Is marshmallow paste the creamy jar stuff in grocery stores? Or is it special paste you get from a trap place?
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Like i stated earlier,marshmellow paste is the best to use as bait,cats don't like it.

    anything sweet works molasses is another good bait as is karo syrup aora small bit of honey works well too, just keep trapping and after a while you will learn the critters do not read what folks think they will or will not do the longer I trap the more I learn about how little most folks know about critters ROFL I have had kept a number of cats I had a coupla cats for a while would eat collard greens and maple syrup they would not eat the pancakes just the syrup LOLOLOL I have even met a cat or two that would have nothing to do with catnip.................
     
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