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HAS anyone tried MARSHMALLOWS to trap RACCOONS?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rebel-rousing-at-night, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have tried marshmallows in your trap for raccoons?What were your results?
     
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Nope never tryed marshmallows, but we have a friend that swears by those sugar wafer cookies,...they come in choc, vanilla, and strawberry. He says they LOVE the strawberry ones. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I have heard of it before, but have never tried it myself, I have been using peanut butter and it works (insert evil laughter).
     
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I've tried it and caught a few, but they don't work as good as cheap canned dog foor.[​IMG]
     
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Yep, but it worked better catching skunks....ack!

    Try Honey Buns from Little Debbie. They love 'em
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    marshmallows work here but I put a little molasses with them, marshmallows work because they are easy to see molasses has a lot of smell even when cold. I have never caught a domestic animal using this combo.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    The one time we needed to trap a coon we used marshmallows and it worked. We didn't use canned cat food, because we didn't want to catch cats.
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I tried them once and ended up catching my chicken (course they come to any bait) didn't catch any raccoons though.

    I do catch plenty of raccoons using WalMart brand cheap dry catfood. I haven't caught any cats in a good long while, after once or maybe twice they seem to learn not to go in the trap.
     
  9. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coons always seem to be able to get into the garbage cans. Set out some trash.[​IMG]
     
  10. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm still a huge fan, and extremely curious as to if it works, about the coon trap in Where The Red Fern Grows...

    As to mallows, I know the ones at the state park gobbled ours...
     

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