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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dkosh, Oct 15, 2013.
Has anyone had any luck snaring fox? Any hints?
I have had good luck setting runways - use an 8 " diameter loop at a point where the runway 'pinches in' so as to frame the loop. Have the bottom of the loop an open hands distance from the ground. Holes in fences also work well. Do a search on 'setting fox snares' - there's a world of information out there. I have found it to be effective and fun, and if set under proper conditions non target species (cats and dogs) can be released unscathed.
Here's a HINT:
We have coyotes, lots of them one of the neighbors asked if he could put some snares out on our property as they cross our land to get to their livestock so I said sure. He caught one and sent me a picture. NEVER again! That is a horrible way to torture and kill a wild animal. Live trap and shoot if necessary but snares are just cruel. Nothing will be done on my property going forward at any rate.
Set properly where they can not become entangled, snares do not injure.
I don't see how you can convince a wild animal not to fight when their foot is caught.
If traps and snares are set properly you won't have a problem with any damage to the animal
Snares set for fox will catch the animal around the neck. Animals will not strangulate themselves unless the snare becomes entangled.
Interesting, I did not know that, thanks.
Snares are illegal to use in most states anyway.
Most have devices that allow them to tighten, but not loosen, so if an animal pulls the least bit too hard, it WILL choke itself to death