Golf anyone?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by seminolewind, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I have left the little coop door open a few times when it got cold. Then didn't notice the space on the side of it. Then didn't notice the chew marks. I did a thorough cleaning today, floor, nests, everything. And what do I find behind the nest boxes? Chewed on golf balls. I had put golf balls in the nests to cure an egg eater a year ago, and just kept them in there. I noticed a few were missing, and thought they got buried in the nests. I am so skeeved.

    Needless to say, the door will be locked tight every night, the chew marks are covered and behind the new door, that fits snug. My bait stations are ready, and my snap traps and snap jaw traps are baited with peanut butter.
     
  2. arherp

    arherp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a dog or fox. The fox would've taken them back to' its den though.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It couldn't have been a dog or fox. I think either would have taken a chicken instead. So I'm thinking rat, or maybe squirrel
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I totally was not expecting this when I looked at your post title. I was thinking you had played "Whack-A-Mole" on a predator with a golf club. [​IMG]
     
  5. crazybarnlady

    crazybarnlady Out Of The Brooder

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    it's a rat..... I've had them hoard alfalfa cubes too. [​IMG]

    I just had one carry about a pail full of shavings to the side of my house from my shavings bag- must have taken quite a while!
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    They are mighty industrious! Hopefully I have closed all the spots with the welcom mats, LOL
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You know when I was 8 years old, we lived on a base in Turkey, and we had a shed, and some big rat chewed the face of my doll!
     
  8. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought you were going to talk about using your club on a vermit also!!
     
  9. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. I was expecting something like you drove it through the pop door on the first swing, a true hole-in-one![​IMG]
     
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  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Well the little sucker got his neck broke in a trap last night outside the coop. The other two traps are not touched.

    Now when I go in to collect eggs, I count golf balls!
     

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