First capture in the home made trap.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Dogfish, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Kitty was not too happy with me. I made sure I made him uncomfortable, squirt gun, rocked the trap around, and then I let him out. I swear that cat jumped 6 feet in the air from the lid when I opened the top door.

    Live traps are nice, as they let you know who is out and about, and it is is someone's pet, they get to go home. The cat was trapped 120 yards away from my coop, in an area I saw a coon a few nights ago.
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:I agree. I set mine at least once a week just to check on what is "stirring" out there. The fact that you get the option to release the critter is good too.

    In my experience, I've never caught the same cat twice - so yours is probably smart enough not to go back in. hehehehe
     
  3. mickistoy

    mickistoy Chirping

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    I do nuisance trapping in my area. one thing i have found is that most of your critters out there dislike mothballs. i have been researching getting into chickens so that being said i am not sure about having them close to the birds. this might be best it you dont let them free range. hope this helps! if you are having problems with specific critters i have a few baits that are target animal specific and generally dont catch others!
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Raccoons are what I'm looking for. I double dosed the trap with marshmallows and wet kitty food.
     
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    How did you make the trap?
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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  7. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    live trap also teaches predators to avoid it next time after released.....
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    That's why you kill them before you open the cage... [​IMG]

    Live traps keep you from killing pets that are unlucky or unknowing.
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    Quote:did you read my signature line....? [​IMG]
     
  10. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

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    Please post pictures and/or make a page showing your construction and modifications.
     

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