smart and sneaky.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by svalentine, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. svalentine

    svalentine In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2010
    Efland NC
    What predator can avoid the tripping mechanism and reach over and take the bait out of the trap? Twice now something has managed to get a free meal off of me. Last night it was pepperoni wrapped in a paper towel and once before a hunk of rotting beef. My husband had been tie wrapping a can of cat food to the back wall, but had no takers.
    It is scary to think an animal is smart enough to avoid a human made trap. Any advice on how to catch the darn thing.?
  2. karl E lutz

    karl E lutz Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    Big foot! Large sissor trap!
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Something with a long neck?

    [​IMG] It happens to my DH sometimes too. Have no idea what is doing it.
  4. babyblue

    babyblue Songster

    Sep 23, 2009
    mamma raccoon and a baby or two, when they all crawl in the trap at the same time the latch might not get tripped because somebodys rear end is up against it.

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