GotCha! Weasel in the hen house! WEASEL QUESTION? & **PIC**

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Capt. Crusoe, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Capt. Crusoe

    Capt. Crusoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I caught this guy outside of the run. Anyone know if they run in pairs or groups?



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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    wow, I have never seen one before...sorry, can't answer your question but had to say, good catch!
     
  3. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is so cute [​IMG]
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    That ia a long-tailed weasel. They are nocturnal and solitary but extremely aggressive carnivores that strike quickly and to the nape of the neck.

    Here is some info on them if you would like to look at it.

    http://www.americazoo.com/goto/index/mammals/274.htm

    The least weasel is smaller, reddish fur and eat moles, frogs, rats, small birds and such...it is solitary also but is out during the day and night. But that guy does not look like a least or common weasel at all.

    Cute vicious little thing.
     
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  5. Capt. Crusoe

    Capt. Crusoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the "link". Good information and glad to know they are solitary animal. As for "Fight per Ounce" They seem like a real contender and I am glad he found the trap verses my feathered friends. Another trap is back in place until I figure out to do with this one. YIKES! Now I’ve got weasels! I just eliminated 3 wild mink not too long back! I guess there is no telling what all may creep and crawl our prairie and woods.

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    Thanks again.
     
  6. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I worry about minks and weasels because a river runs right through my property. I know we have skunks and opossum near the house. Ugh!
     
  7. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh what did you use for bait, we have tried catching a mink for the last 3 years he is a devil.
     
  8. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ms. Lewis Rich :

    Oh what did you use for bait, we have tried catching a mink for the last 3 years he is a devil.

    That's what I want to know too.​
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm impressed that you managed to trap it. Good for you! I'm curious as to your bait, also.
     
  10. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello my friend catches these all the time. he puts a can of sardines and a dead squirrel. if you don't have the dead squirrel is okay you can still get him with the sardines. this is also good for catching ratcoons and fishercats. i hope i helped out a little. bobby
     

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