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I set the trap!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by brooster, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Two nights in a row something has dug up a dead bird. I set the trap, what do you think it is? It digs it up and eats it (well, what it can get a hold of) I just hope its not a skunk, but i dont care, it needs to go, cant risk it.
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Sounds like a dog...or maybe a fox! Hope you catch the critter....before it decides it wants fresh chicken.
     
  3. Salve&Fluffer

    Salve&Fluffer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with justusnak.It is probably a dog,fox,or coyote.[​IMG]
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Well, its a skunk, and its still alive. What should i do, i need to shot it, but cant get too close. At Least i got it tho! [​IMG]
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    What a stinky situation....Hmmm, I would say if possible, shoot it from a LONG distance. Hope your a good shot, and dont hit anything else. Thats one thing I hope to NEVER have to deal with. YUK! Good luck!
     
  6. chicken farmer meigs

    chicken farmer meigs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IS your trap a foot hold are acage?
    If it is in a cage you could walk up to it with a trap betwen you and it but do this very slowly, once your are there you can cover the trap with the tarp make sure you wrap it up so no light gets in. the skunk should calm down in the dark. From there you colud drown the skunk in a pond,stream or pool. or you could run a hose from your car tail pipe in the traped cage and gas the thing. if in a feet hold shot it from at least 20 ft away from the side not from behind it may spray once you hit it. Good luck
     
  7. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Well, i let it go till this morning and got a good shot at his head. it stunk super bad, it mad me sick, it smells worse the closer you get. But im glad its gone
     

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