Skunk in the trap

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Heidisgran, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Heidisgran

    Heidisgran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do I do with a skunk?? anyone have any ideas??
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    shoot it. and have the tomato juice or soup handy. i have heard that they dont want to spray so MAYBE if you approach with caution and slowly release it you wont get skunked. or just call animal control. they will love you for it. haha good luck
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I was just thinking the same thing. I put out a live trap for a possum that is about every time I turn around and am worriying about maybe a skunk getting in it overnite.[​IMG] Thats the way I would feel. I have HEARD that you can throw a tarp over the trap and and undo the door and run like crazy but I have not tried it. HOPE I don't have too in the morning. I put the trap out late this evening.[​IMG] Please please no skunk.
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i was trapping coons and a big male will smell about as bad as a skunk. i fixed my coop well enough that they cant get to them and stopped the trapping. i was very much afraid of the same thing and i know i cant move fast enough
     
  5. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fill a cattle water trough with water or something deep/big enough to sink the live trap completely......cover the skunk and trap with a blanket.....sheet........or whatever. Put it in the trough....and walk away for a bit. they don't spray when covered......if you don't cover it.......you won't be able to get out of the way fast enough.
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    can you throw a lasso? boy, i would like to watch this- from a safe distance.
     
  7. Heidisgran

    Heidisgran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys...
    I think I might be able to talk my neighbor into shooting it...from a distance
    I think drowning is cruel...what a way to go [​IMG]
     

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