Now I know why I have so many stinkin' predators....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Camelot Farms, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    In the last couple of weeks, we have trapped a dozen coons and opossum. All with the same trap set in the same location...right in my barn.
    I couldnt for the life of me figure out why there was such a boom in predators.
    Well, today the answer became clear when I saw my neighbor toss a turkey carcass on our property line!!!

    I ranted about it to my kids and their response was 'oh, you didnt know that she does that?'


    Apparently all of her edible trash goes on the property line....bad fruit, bad veggies, 1/2 eaten this, that and the other thing.


    The kids say it is always gone the next morning. No kidding! Into the bellies of the local coon and opossum population.

  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That's an easy solution......... trap the neighbor & re-locate. [​IMG]
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
  5. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Hmmm...except we dont use the relocate method here... [​IMG]
  6. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Maybe you should place one of those fancy compost bins that lock all the garbage inside it there. The rotating, flipping, side-to-side, eye-catching kind.

    Then, when the coons come around, all they'll find is a bin of plastic.

    Unfortunately, I think they cost a fortune.
  8. emarble

    emarble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well My Opinion is that you never relocate anything Predator or neighbor! Do the Humane thing and have her put to sleep! LOL

    We live by a little different code here in Missouri LMAO

  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Perhaps you should begin relocating...the tossed food...onto her front porch!
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Quote:So she could take a dirt nap on your property like all of the predators you've caught? [​IMG]

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