Switched Live trap Bait

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 41ford, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. 41ford

    41ford In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2010
    Hustisford Wisconsin
    I switched my bait in the live traps to marshmellows .I have caught 6 racoons in 7 nights .
    Before I used cat food and only would catch one every other week .I have not lost any
    Chickens yet and would like to keep it that way .
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    molasses is good too keeps non targets out of you traps
  3. calista

    calista Songster

    Jan 27, 2010
    In season, they also love watermelon and you can use honey or sugar-coated vegetable slices all year round. These baits will not interest your cats and dogs that might get into the trap.
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Wow, this is really interesting to me. I have always used cat food or a can of tuna or sardines.....i did not know marshmallows or those other items you all talked about would work....hold on...I'll go and set my trap now.
  5. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Quote:LOL, I see you must have been watching over what happens here when I attempt to set a live trap. I always catch the dogs or cats, never the predators. I'm going to try your advice, see what I catch doing it that way.
  6. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    O Thanks for posting this..... I have lost to many chickens over these past few weeks and we just caught a raccoon in the act of eating my husband's black laced polish

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