Possum Bait??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tuffy, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quick and easy, what is a good possum bait for a hav a heart trap? Thanks
     
  2. kichohana

    kichohana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've read peanut butter and marshmallows... sounds good to me! [​IMG]
     
  3. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Possums love cat food, I have also heard that tuna fish works well.
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    All the above works well, but if you get in a situation where you need to rebait the trap often, a couple whole eggs will catch almost anything, especially possums, coons, and several other predators. The eggs last about a month and aren`t messy to deal with. Most eveyone with chickens has eggs. Good luck.......Pop
     
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  5. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of the above are good but sardines work great !!!
     
  6. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EGGS! and my cats will not go into the trap after them. lol Possums love eggs.
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jack mackerel , sardines , fermented fruit, eggs ,grapes , perlsiomins
     
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  8. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A really juicy hot dog left in the hot sun with it soaking in juice for about 3 hours. DO this and I guarntee you will catch that possum. Guarntee it. You might not like it but oh man. I did this and I caught, 3 baby possum, 1 momma possum and a huge raccoon. I have not reset the trap but nothing bothering anything so i will not worry about it. Good Luck with it! Dusty (FF)
     
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  9. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use dog food. Never failed, doesn't cost any extra. Even cought my own dog once & the neighborhood cat! Thank goodness for LIVEtraps!
     
  10. ChristyDawn

    ChristyDawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Everyone told me raw chicken - so when the time came to catch our offending opossum I left a piece of raw chicken our at room temp, got it nice and stinky and it worked like a charm! Opossum caught! I tried it again the next night and caught the neighbors dog. [​IMG] And, no, he did not get dispatched like the opossum did.
     

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