SKUNK!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicks Galore3, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I am pretty sure these are skunk tracks, which are heading to our barn....[​IMG] We set the live trap. I'll post pics if we catch anything! (it might take a couple days, tho) Edit: I forgot the pics...LOL[​IMG]
     
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I hope you catch something if it's after dinner!
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Nuttin last night. But something was definately there. The cage had been thrown around. (as in something tried to get the food without going in)
     
  4. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son-in-law and daughter have about 15 chickens that are locked up in their coop at night. Their outside dogs kept barking almost every night for a week so my SIL decided to put out a humane trap and try to capture whatever it was that was snooping around.

    The next morning they had the little stinker [​IMG] in the trap....it was a skunk! Now what? He knew he couldn't put the trap in the back of his truck and take him up far up into the woods to set him free, he didn't even want to go anywhere near the trap for fear of getting sprayed...ha ha.

    So, between him and my grandson, they were finally able to get the door open to let him leave on his own accord.

    Their dogs are still barking at night....[​IMG]
     
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a coon track, not saying ya don't have both there heck there are all kinds of critters lurking around at night that you will never know about unless you have a trail cam set up.
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I have always wanted a pet skunk. I wish it was possible for me to come and pick up the skunk when you catch it. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Your welcome to have it......if you can get it out without being sprayed!
     
  8. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    WE CAUGHT!!!!! a cat.....whoops....[​IMG]
     
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  10. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both will look very similar, but I was thinking coon too. I say that because you said the trap was thrown around while the animal tried to get the bait. that sounds more like a coon to me. They can get their paws through the holes in those live traps and clean out an enitre can of cat food. Had it happen a bunch of times. Try putting your trap back out, but this time put something on tope to weight it down and also put things (I use logs) around the outside to stop them from being able to get through the bars to your bait. If I am right and it's a coon try some marshmallows int he trap. It should keep you from catching another cat, they don't like sweet stuff.

    I caught a skunk yesterday.....that was an interesting adventure!
     

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