Havahart trap.... FAIL.... =(

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BellLisamo, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Well, i set up the trap with sardines in it for the past 2 nights. I woke up this morning, to find the trap shut. Im sure i didnt set it right. I left one door closed, and put the food on that far end. I didnt have the instructions, as i borrowed it from a friend. I downloaded the instructions today. I saw a site mentioned putting a heavy rock on the door so itll shut fast....

    any comments, suggestions, anything?!?!? help me catch the skunk!!!!


    thanks!
     
  2. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an old double trap that seems similar to yours. I was trying to catch a pesky chipmunk. The trap would close, but the doors had enough "slack" for him to slip out.

    I was able to catch him by leaving both sides open, but I placed rocks on top of the doors. When the trap sprung, the rocks slid down the doors and were heavy enough that he couldn't weasel his way out.

    Good Luck.
     
  3. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:Thanks for the tip!!!! Now i just need to learn how to work those rods on the side. HAHAHHAA. I have the instructions on the computer. I guess i'll figure it out. LOL
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    I would be extremly cautious live trapping a skunk it could turn out to be a real bad day
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:well, any other ideas? ive only seen the thing once, and that was at like 2am... i have kids, i cant stay up all night and function in the morning LOL
     
  6. lilcrow

    lilcrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once you get it, what do you plan to do with it?
     
  7. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only thing we have been able to trap in one of those traps is our cat. Stupid cat!
     
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:I will shoot it. It has picked off way to many of my chickens/baby ducks.

    Maybe, I'll call someone to come out and pick it up. IF they will.


    Lu King... HAHAHAHAA [​IMG] thats funny. I expected a chicken in my trap!
     
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    Find what hole its living in and fill it with water (hope you drown it)
    Let it run far enough away to not get you and introduce it to uncle remington
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:LOL! I havent found where that bugger is living!
     

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