I caught him! Pictures near bottom of page one!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wolf-Kim, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my previous thread I talked about an abandoned Khaki drake.

    For those people who do waterfowl rescues, how do you catch those little suckers?

    -Kim
     
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  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont rescue waterfowl but I can try to help. I would suggest having a net to catch him with. Try to have atleast one other person with you then try to corner him. When you have him cornered catch him with the net.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like a pole net or what?

    Or like an actual fishing net, similar to the flight netting?

    Thanks
    -Kim
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would we chase him off the pond? The drainage/retaining pond is only 50 feet across. I was thinking of taking an extra rope we have and having a person on each side and running the rope across the pond and just walking down the pond. Do you think he would duck under or over the rope?

    -Kim
     
  5. dacjohns

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    Chase it over to Bragg Blvd. and corner it in a parking lot.
     
  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LMAO!!

    I can't believe you remembered that Dave! This one's not on Bragg, but it's rather near Skibo. *shudder* Hopefully he stays INSIDE the fence until we can get him crated.

    How have you been?

    -Kim
     
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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I would try to feed it in one spot for a day or so, then sprinkle food around and in a trap, he will eat follow the food in the trap and BINGO you got a duck. easy peezey japaneezy.

    AL
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    the net thing is a one shot deal..If you miss, you will have to get a longer handle.. If you miss twice,
    just the sight of a net will send him flying..

    trap him..

    once you have him caught then what?? you will really have to keep him penne up for a long time until you can tame him..

    good luck..

    I'll bet before you are finished, you will be ready to shoot him..[​IMG]
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:I have missed you and all the other THOOTPians. I've been spending more time on SufficientSelf since it more fully addresses my overall goals. Chickens are just a part of my hoped for lifestyle. Since I'm not on BYC as much and since it is so big I miss a lot of the posts of people I used to associate with here.

    I'm glad I caught this thread.
     
  10. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We caught him! He wasn't too bad to catch! Here are some pics!!

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    Isn't he cute? Now if only we could find him a gal or two.

    -Kim
     

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