Possum Trap Idea

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PossumKiller, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. PossumKiller

    PossumKiller New Egg

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    anybody try putting FAKE chickens in a trap and to make it re-usable you could always block the possum from getting it and please reply if you are going to try this idea how your going to kill them in your trap.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .22 cal rifle is how I kill them. A shot gun, hand gun, pellet rifle, baseball bat, or a shovel will also do a fine job. I'm sure if you really wanted you could get creative and figure some more ways to kill them.
     
  3. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh :welcome
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Fake chicken won't work for bait.....possums don't eat plastic/rubber.
    Raw or cooked chicken meat/bones will work as bait
     
  5. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything smelly and tasty will work as bait. Opossums eat just about everything try some dry dog food with some syrup drizzled over and a few marshmallows. This is coming from an experienced trapper of many years trust you'll have something in your trap within a few nights with such bait.
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poke holes in a can of tuna for bait. Italso works well.
     
  7. btbuster

    btbuster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We caught two using Bologna. Sadly they killed several of our chickens before we caught them. Vicious little things!
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  8. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    My hounds once treed or bayed a possum hiding inside a swollen up dead cow. Opossums will indeed eat just about anything and everything.
     
  9. Lonesome Dough

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    the safest and most legal euthanizing method for in town is drowning. Take the whole trap and submerge in a 55 gallon drum or water trough or nearby stream. This is an approved method by the veterinarians assoc. As for bait stick with something sweet, you'll catch the possums, coons and skunks but usually avoid the neighbors cat, unless it's on your hit list also then go get a bucket of KFC have dinner and save the bones and skin, dyno mite critter bait.
     
  10. btbuster

    btbuster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    0AB8FF80-04C5-421B-86A6-53A5252EC572.jpeg Caught another one last night, the biggest one yet. Used apple slices, it worked. How many more can there be?? Thanks to these monsters we are down to only three chickens, 2 hens and good old Crooked Toe, our rooster.
     

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