Need advice on how to get rid of otter...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PartridgeRckgal, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:I only read the first page and then made my comment... I musta missed out on all the fun, blame it on me being lazy. [​IMG]

    Whatever you decide to do with the critter, I'm sure will be just fine. [​IMG]
     
  2. Welsummer Rancher

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    220 Conibear trap.
     
  3. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:I only read the first page and then made my comment... I musta missed out on all the fun, blame it on me being lazy. [​IMG]

    Whatever you decide to do with the critter, I'm sure will be just fine. [​IMG]

    Thank you Jeremy! I appreciate your comment. I do not like having to get rid of any animal... I think the otters are cute too. However, I don't really see it as any different than most people on this forum view raccoons and opossums, hawks, etc. which are trying to eat their birds. We are hoping to trap the animal and have it relocated. I am not out for blood unless there is absolutely no other way....Wow, I didn't think I would get called a wacko for trying to take care of the fish in our pond [​IMG] Oh well.
     
  4. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:Thank you Welsummer Rancher. I will certainly check that out!!
     
  5. aprophet

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    Quote:These work best where the animal is travelling down a trail or at a slidee, they don,t work nearly as well with bait
     
  6. fishman65

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    As harsh as it seems you must relocate it over 150 miles away. we had fwc trap and relocate one that was threatening campers at a fish cleaning station, they trapped it, tagged it and took it 100 miles away to relocate it in the st. johns river. 24 days later that little tagged rascal was back begging for fish at the table. Yes they are incredible cute and very loveable BUT they have a mouth full of razor sharp teeth and are not afraid of using them. luckily for this little guy there was a local indian tribe that wanted him for their breeding and show so he did not end up as a pelt but he was a lucky little guy. florida has a good supply of them. Trap them however you can or lead poison (BULLET) will work also. Just make sure you can legally do it or look for a nuisance animal trapper and let him deal with the trapping and disposal of this PREDATOR. Man why does something so cute have to be so bad???????? Good luck. Oh buy the way the one that was trapped in fla was trapped in a live trap and they used only a scent as bait, no fish or cat food. They have a great nose and use it always.
     
  7. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:Wow Fishman65!! I had no idea they would travel that far!! Thanks for the tip about the trap... do you think sardines would work?
     
  8. PartridgeRckgal

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    Quote:These work best where the animal is travelling down a trail or at a slidee, they don,t work nearly as well with bait

    Thanks for the info aprophet! We have found his slide and he is using it often!!
     
  9. bluere11e

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    [​IMG] lead shot.. shotgun
     
  10. bluere11e

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    Quote:Wow Fishman65!! I had no idea they would travel that far!! Thanks for the tip about the trap... do you think sardines would work?

    Down here in the South Florida.. Everglades and Big sugar area.. the locals have a term for dealing with unwanted critters..
    It's called the 3 S's

    SHOOT,SHOVEL, and SHUT UP![​IMG]
     

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