I caught my fox! UPDATED.. now with the VIDEO!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tellynpeep, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They said it was near-impossible to catch a red fox in a havahart trap, but I DID IT!
    I've been watching this guy for weeks on my trail cam, after it has taken over 3/4 of my flock this spring.
    I have videos of it walking around the trap and looking at it for days. This fox is WILEY. But today I GOT IT! Using the advice of a local old-timer, this is how I did it:
    I lined the trap up with a small (guinea pig sized) cage, and baited it using a couple of month- old chicks. Then covered the whole thing with a tarp. So the fox had to go through the trap to try to get to the chicks (who were NOT in any danger at all, since they were in a separate cage.)
    Here's the set-up:
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    And here is what it looked like:
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    I am so darn happy about this!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Good job[​IMG]
     
  3. hearts34

    hearts34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent ! I hope you made a stole out of him!
     
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  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    smart trap.
     
  5. Nikkipar

    Nikkipar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice job!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Well done!
     
  7. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's real pretty, good job. The only fox I was ever able to catch was a rabid one in the middle of winter :( which means no pretty fur for my wall.
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's a predator, but Man! Those things sure are pretty predators. Lol. Good job!
     
  9. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  10. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Ok, from someone who is also trying to trap a red fox, that is a COOL video! :)
     

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