smart and sneaky.

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

  1. svalentine

    svalentine Out Of The Brooder

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    Apr 28, 2010
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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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