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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 6RandomBrownLayers, Dec 20, 2011.
Hi, anyone know a really good raccoon or opossum bait?
People around here use dead chickens in their traps, is that what you are asking?
Sardines are best coons love them and so do opposums. If you have cats, I would use a honey bun or half of a peanut butter sandwich. Just put the peanut butter side down on the trip pannel so the coon or opposum will have to press on the panel to get it completely off. opposums are not picky they eat anything and i mean anything (road kill) ew.
I have caught them with apples and carrots!
Raccoons love marshmallows. An electric fence will keep them away from a chicken run and putting marshmallows on the wire will ensure that they do get bit.
Hey guys, looking for some help here. Lost our one and only chick and two hens to what we thought was a raccoon or raccoons. Set live traps, caught a cat Monday night, which we released, got a opposum last night. Now... Ummmm what the heck do I do with this thing? We don't hunt, don't have guns and don't want to break the law.
Should I call the game warden to find out if it's legal for us to get rid of it? Or is it just perfectly ok to kill an opossum? I was quite certain that a raccoon was the culprit and suspect that we will eventually catch a raccoon or raccoons.
Barney, depending on your local laws, it usually is fine to kill opossums if they are getting your chickens. If you don't have a gun the next best way to do it is fill a trash can or 55 gallon drum with water and throw the animal in there. Still inside the live trap of course. Wait 30 minutes and get the trap and animal back. Not sure how you want to dispose of it, some people throw them in the trash and the garbage men come get them.
a raw hot dog they work for me
Thanks for your advice, I got some input from a local farmer as well.
Here in Bexar County it is illegal to relocate coons and possums you have to "dispose" of them.