The buffet is closed! Time for the trap.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SmokinChick, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed the girls going thru a lot of feed! Setup the game cam and waited. Figured it was crows while I was at work. I was wrong. Got a pic with 4 of the thieves.
    Got the trap set up and tied down. Bait will come later. Then wait and see.
    Wish me luck.
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    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  2. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Coons can be such a nuisance!
     
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For bait, try using large marshmallows. I zip tie an emtpy shallow can (like a tuna can) to the bottom of the trap, and stuff it full of marshmallows. Works every time. You should also pull in your feeders at night - no sense tempting fate by encouraging predators to come around.
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  4. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No luck last night. I have several pictures of the coons walking around the sprung trap. Bait was gone!
    Will try again tonight.
     
  5. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GOT HIM!
    live trapped him with peanut butter. A small one. 3 to go. I put him in the freezer and will skin this weekend. Gonna make me a hat.
    I am putting the chicken feeder away at night so as not to tempt fate.
     
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you!
     
  7. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I have to set up the trap myself I hope I get the buggers. Congrats on your catch and good luck with the rest.
     

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