Opossum threat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bildo6, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. bildo6

    bildo6 Out Of The Brooder

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    past two nights i have seen an opossum in the backyard. last night i set a live trap with tuna fish as bait.

    i caught a cat

    this evening just before the girls went to bed i set the trap again. i was thinking i still had light and it was a good time to set it.

    i caught one of my hens

    reset the trap after the girls were locked in for the evening and now i wait. the trap has a can of tuna fish and some table scraps. im hoping to get lucky tonight.

    the opossum hasnt bothered the birds as far as i know. i will be less worried when i finish the new coop. (metal storage shed with concrete floor) just need a little more ventilation and to cut a "chicken door"
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Good luck - I always set my traps with dog food - caught tons of coons, 1 opossum, 1 cat, my dog - but never caught a chicken!
     
  3. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    ha ha a chicken a chicken bet u were surprised
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    btw, u will catch another cat.
    thats my pradiction
     
  5. bildo6

    bildo6 Out Of The Brooder

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    last night the trap caught a "teenager" not the adult i have been seeing. ill keep setting the trap until i dont catch anything i guess
     
  6. bildo6

    bildo6 Out Of The Brooder

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    after i caught the cat, and the RIR. heres the teenager: this is not the animal i have been seeing but im not going to complain.

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    when we came home tonight (from getting chicks [​IMG] ) i went to lock up the coop for the evening but i was one bird shy. Em said "i bet you caught that red again" sure enough we did:

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    sorry the pix are not the greatest
     

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