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Relocating your pests

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rolffamily, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    I just have one question. Do you think we want them?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I usually relocate my pests to the nearest hole in the ground.
  3. It has been my experience that any pest buried 3 feet or more underground never even smell. It is the best solution I think.
  4. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Those who feel it's more humane to relocate should consider how they would feel if we were to relocate our lice, mites, sick birds, or whatever we might have that would harm their birds. Relocating (dumping your problems off on someone else) is illegal in most states. All it accomplishes is to make people who probably shouldn't even have birds/pets feel good about themselves. In reality, they are most likely spreading infectious diseases, moving trapped animals to unfamiliar and hostile territory, and ensuring that the animal will likely die a much more painful and lingering death.

    IF YOU WILL NOT, OR CAN NOT HUMANELY DISPOSE OF A TRAPPED ANIMAL, THEN DON'T SET THE TRAP, AND ALLOW THE PREDATOR TO KILL YOUR BIRDS! You shouldn't be raising them if you can't find the courage to protect them.
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    If anyone traps a skunk, please put it in a suitcase and mail to my neighbor!! PM me and I give you the address and pay shipping!!
  6. rolffamily

    rolffamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2010
    Quote:Actually my daughter in law, who wouldn't say s?*!t if she had mouthful, scooped one up (with her handy emergency shovel) alongside the road and put it in a not-so-nice person's vehicle. So you might have a taker.
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
  8. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    Just my opinion......to trap a varmit that is threatening your livestock or pets and then release it in another location would be the same as another state catching their criminals,then taking them across the state line and turning them loose near your house. How would you like that? Anybody want another states rapists and thieves???

    Didn't think so!
  9. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Darn, now ya tells me. I feed mine to the other local meat eaters.
  10. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    It's actually illegal to relocate coons and possums in some places.

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