Egg shell found outside the run this morning

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JessicaGrant, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Definitely look for evidence of digging or tracks.

    I suggest a live trap. You can probably get one at the feed store. I'd suggest the raccoon size. I attached a piece of plywood to the bottom of mine so they could not turn it over and escape. You could bait it with an egg obviously, bit I think I'd try peanut butter first. It has a strong smell and most predators will be attracted to it.

    I used black sunflower seed in suburban New Orleans, baiting for squirrels after they chewed off some flashing and caused a lot of water damage to my house. I caught squirrels, rats, opossom, and doves. Some I released unharmed immediately, some I took over 7 miles from the house (that's the recommended distance for squirrels so they will not return) and some I dispatched on the spot. I'll let you guess which. I like a live trap as your never know what a spring trap or poison will catch. And I caught over 50 squirrels in my back yard in less than a month. It stopped most of the damage they cause.

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