Look what I just caught in my trap.......... Warning Graphic Pic!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MBLayfield, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Warning! This is a dead animal in a trap. Its not a catch and release trap, so if you don't agree with trapping or dead animals, don't look!

    I'm now wondering how to remove this thing without getting smelly and nasty. I guess I should have thought about that BEFORE I set the trap [​IMG] And I wonder how many more there are....... At first I thought it was bigger than what it is but upon closer inspection before I almost gagged and barfed, its not that big maybe 4 lbs or so. Its mostly tail. The claws are at least an inch long! Behind it is a hole that goes under our tool shed. I saw a cat run under there as I was walking out to the trap to figure out where the heck the smell was coming from. Cats and skunks don't hang out together do they? The smell is freaking horrible. I've almost barfed coming within feet of it.










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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    if it dont stink now.id be very careful removing it from the trapp.i think youll be ok as long as you dont bust the stink bagg.if you do your gonna get stink bombed bad.better have lots of mater juice handy.
     
  3. OurLittleFarm

    OurLittleFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    i'm not sure how long it will smell. The ones on the road usually only smell about 2 days. Maybe you could try dumping some tomatoe juice on it. It might at least help you out enough to get it in a bag. If it was me I wouldn't even worry about the trap I'd just bury the whole thing. Be carefull that you don't get any of the skunk oil on you.
     
  4. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bury the whole thing, and buy a new trap.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Rubber gloves, gas mask and a shovel or back hoe.
     
  6. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:One question regarding that idea.... These traps are numbered and registered with the Department of Wildlife, they have a tag on them identifying who the owner is etc. If i just get rid of the trap does the tag number have to be accounted for with them (DOW) do you think?
     
  7. sagefox

    sagefox Out Of The Brooder

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    Just pick up the whole deal...skunk & trap....put it in a small running creek and the next day the smell will be gone. I started trapping 2 years ago (and I LOVE it!) ....and I have to confess that I love the smell of a skunk ROTFL [​IMG] My husband won't come near me for hours after I've skinned one [​IMG]
     
  8. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    what in the world do you do with a skunk hide.
     
  9. MBLayfield

    MBLayfield Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay I wouldn't come near you either, but its very cool that you trap! I just got my traps and am just learning myself. I don't know ANY women that trap! Do you sell your pelts? I want to make an outfit for the mountain man rendevous they have here. I'm learning to tan cow hide right now to learn.
     
  10. silkieboxerluv

    silkieboxerluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man what a mess! Hope it doesnt have babies under you shed! Dont let the dogs roll!:eek:
     

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