Pepe Le Pew or could be Pepa?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cpprpnny19, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to go to the school for the PTA Open House. Was late getting back to close up the coops, and it was already dark. So I rush through the barn to the back barn door.
    "YIKES!" Burst out of the door and startled the skunk eating the chicken food.

    PEEEEEEEEE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Luckily it let go facing me so the grass got it...........it ran off-closed up the coops and on the way back to the house a pair of eyes are glowing at me. Off runs a possum.

    <sigh>

    Time to set the traps-


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  2. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
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    Time to get the gun too! [​IMG]
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time to get the gun too! [​IMG]

    A 160/220 sized conibear trap will dispatch a skunk they normally do not spray as they die doing it this way shooting them 20-25 feet back is a good place to be
     
  4. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I had to start setting mine too. I let security lapse a little lately during the warm weather and had my first night time attack. It took one nice hen off the roost and tore her head off before I got out to the coop. I didn't see what it was but I first thought it had been a raccoon and that I was lucky I didn't lose more. So I set some traps and caught a skunk. Now I'm thinking that the skunk might have been the culprit, but I can't be sure so I'll keep trapping and be more diligent about security.

    By the way, getting a skunk out of a live trap can be tricky, so tie a long string to the trap so you can easily drag it AWAY from the house before you dispatch it! Oh, and DOWN WIND! [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  5. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
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  6. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get out the live trap. you can cover the trap up and they will not spray as bad. if not taken care of they will try to get your birds.
     

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