Possum caught in the act

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cookiesdaddy, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. cookiesdaddy

    cookiesdaddy Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    California Bay Area
    Heard some commotion from my quail pen the other night so I went out and looked. Sure enough this was what I found. He was trying to reach his short hand through the egg-roll-out slot. A couple of BB shot chase him away. Thankfully all quails were accounted for.


    I have one of those scarecrow motion detected sprinkler at the ground level and it has been effective. But here I think the possum approached it from the tree and the sprinkler missed it all together. I need a better way to deter these predators!
  2. ArtinNC

    ArtinNC In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2014
    North Carolina
    I'm so glad you caught sight of him before he did any damage. We have to be vigilant!
  3. Quail Jailer

    Quail Jailer Songster

    Apr 30, 2014
    Use something with a hole in the barrel larger than .177" I recommend a .22 or if strays are a risk

    .410 or even 12Ga.

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