Smart weasel-dumb weasel

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gsim, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently a friend of mine, Bob Taylor, sent me an illlustrated story of his encounter with a predator. Seems he went to coop one day to find a dead hen. He spotted a tunnel hole and knew it was a weasel that had gotten in to his dirt floor coop. (This is in the upper peninsula area of Michigan) After filling in the hole, he modified a rat trap adding teeth to it. He baited and set it at the entrance to it's burrow under the same building the coop is in.

    Later he went out, the trap had been tripped and the bait was gone. While he was looking at the scene, the weasel stuck it's head out of the hole and looked up at him. My friend went back to the house for more bait and his shotgun. He set the bait close to the hole and waited to one side. In a short while, the weasel went for the bait, and 'pop goes the weasel', or rather more like 'boom goes the weasel'.

    Gerry
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    [​IMG]My friend,
    Bob with his trophy.
     
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  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I love happy endings........Pop
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    liver is a good bait the spring that powers the trap can be tighten with a coupla pennies to speed up the trap
     
  4. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:And even better is to put the trap in a weasel box.
     
  5. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he used raw liver for bait.
     
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it might be hell if you goofed up setting the trap!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny story! Glad the weasel was dispatched...and although this sounds silly in light of the circumstances, that weasel is really cute! Better dead though, I grant you that.
     
  8. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probaly escaped through the wire
     
  9. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
    Could give new meaning to the word "thumbnail".
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I had no idea they are so small, I've never seen one with a person beside it to show size. Wow they are tiny
     

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