Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chick2good4u, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    there have been two opossums hanging out around the chicken house. Got one - one more to go. Animal control came out and took this one away for me. He wasn't a happy camper!



  2. vortec

    vortec Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Martin County, NC
    Good Job! I have a trap just like that. I have not had any problems with the pests and the coop but I will definitely activate my trap if I do. I know you are tickled to have him gone.

  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    That's actually a nice lookin possum, all clean and pretty.

    I've trapped some nasty looking ones!
  4. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    GOOD WORK!!! [​IMG]
  5. Wateredgarden11

    Wateredgarden11 Chirping

    Mar 25, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    We live in a small town and my husband is building our coop and run in our small backyard. For the past three weeks I have put two traps out like yours and caught two of those ugly critters in our traps. No one will come pick them up so hubby is dealing with it. I figure its better to cut down on the urban predators before our girls even make it outside. LoL those are sure ugly animals. Good catch!
  6. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Awww , I thought it was a good lookin' critter !!!!!!!
  7. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    You ever tryed skinnin one of those dang thing, very thin hide.
  8. chick2good4u

    chick2good4u Songster

    Quote:Eeewww! [​IMG]

    Then what do you do with it? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  9. RHewitt

    RHewitt Songster

    My main predator problems especially for free ranging pullets and bantans are feral house cats. Talk about a mean critter when it's trapped in a cage. I have to wear welding gloves to move the trap. I relocated two of them a great distance from my home over about two weeks and have not lost another bird. Great job catching the opossum. I set my trap every so often just in case other unwanted critters visit the area near my coop. I call it Proactive Predator Control.

    PS: If I catch my neighbors cat I turn it loose besides he is too lazy, fat and happy to bother my birds. If a cat I catch has a collar and is freidnly I try to call the owner to pick it up. No collars get relocated.
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    They look like fuzzy rats. Kinda...creepy....

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