Live Trap Log...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bleenie, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Here recently, something killed my frizzle roo & just recently killed my beautiful Silver Muscovy hen.. I decided to set a Live Trap to catch whatever it might have been. Here's what i have caught, bait i used and what i did with it so far...

    Victim #1: Feral Cat.
    Bait: Apple Pie (lol)
    Decision: I let him go and i probably shouldnt have. [​IMG]
    Victim #2: Raccoon!!
    Bait: Apple Pie
    Decision: We did decide to kill him. (and he was nicer than the cat!)
    Victim #3: Stupid Squirrell
    Bait: Peach Pie!
    Decision: I let the dummy go
    Night of 7/21/2010
    Bait: Cookie
    Victim: None.
    Night of 7/22/2010
    Bait: Marshmallows
    Victim: NONE... I was pretty disappointed this morning to find the trap empty.
    Night of 7/23/2010
    Bait: I will use Canned cat Food
    Victim: Hopefully that CAT!!!
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  2. mmwb

    mmwb Songster

    Jul 2, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    The cat surprised me a bit. They lack the ability to taste sweets. Maybe the crust was enticing.
  3. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

    May 18, 2010
    I would be pretty surprised to find a squirrel in the trap, lol. I set out my trap last night, I'm trying to catch feral cats to get them fixed so I baited it with canned wet food. I caught a cat alright, but it was my neighbor's barn cat that's already fixed. [​IMG]
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    most animals need salt I do not know how they know how to find it but the crust probably had a fair amount in it that and shortening
  5. Was this homemade pie? ..................I like pie! but probablt wouldn't fit in the trap.
  6. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chirping

    Jun 7, 2010
    SE Louisiana
    If you keep putting pies in the trap I may be next. [​IMG]
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    [​IMG] It was just small slices! It wasn't homemade, just some that someone had bought and was all i could find before i went to set the trap. the cat supriosed me too! I had an old feed bag over the trap and i saw it's striped tail and was so excited that i got a coon...then i moved the bag and got the big tom cat that's been around here for years. [​IMG]

    He doesnt belong to anyone. the farm hands that used to live up the road and work the fields there had a TON of cats they left behind and never took care of. we tried to catch them before but only got 1 out of the 15 that ran to the food we dumped on the porch. [​IMG]
  8. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Well nobody liked the cookie. I will have to go buy some marshmallows today or something salty to bait it with. I am now thinking i should have "taken care" of the squirrell... there was about 4 of them out there when i walked out to check the trap. a friend suggested using rat blocks(poison) for them but does anyoen else knwo of other ways? they're wise on the trap...
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:most feed store around here sell salt blocks you do not need the hole brick you catch bunnies when using salt squirrels are rather fond of almost any kind of nuts salty peanuts, pecans ,walnuts etc they also steal a few of my peaches and pears this time of the year.
  10. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Quote:Have you tried snap traps for rats? I've been on a rodent rampage this year and I am pretty successful using the snap traps. I've caught as many in the snap traps as my husband has shot with the .22. Blasted rodents! My particular bane this year has been chipmunks, but I am open to destroying them all.

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