Trying Trapping, but got wrong species LOL

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jamie_Dog_Trainer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    We have a ton of feral cats in our area, I have complained about them before. But where we used to live their populations got lower and lower, I am thinking because of the huge population of coyotes. Anyway we have a large colony of breeding ferals and I set a trap yesterday hoping to catch one of the toms who is terrorizing my own cats and I fear for my rabbits.

    This morning I was happy that the trap was sprung, but caught an Opossum instead LOL. The only thing is the dang thing ate -- yes I mean feasted on -- the CAN the cat food was in, right along with the label. There's only about 1/3 of the can left. I knew they had a good varied diet but sheesh!! [​IMG]
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Like the variation on mary had a little lamb, "mary had a william goat, william goat, william goat, mary had a william goat and he was lined with zinc" [​IMG]

    I've learned you can't put food in raccoon livetraps on plastic lids (to prevent them pulling it underneath) because they just eat the lid. Possum eating CAN is a new one on me though. Wow! They do have scary-good teeth, I've known cats terribly mutilated in possum encounters.

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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Wha?! It ate the can?? [​IMG]
     
  4. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    Here you go LOL!!!!

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  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh boy that was some possum
     
  6. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    I should have taken some pics of the Opossum, but wanted to let it go before my neighbors saw what I was doing. This is a "civilized" neighborhood so I don't think they'd really like the idea that I've set a trap.
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    so why didn't he just gnaw his way through the cage?
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine ate the trip pad in the trap. It's useless now.
     
  9. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Washington State
    This opossum is going to have some difficult bowel movements.
     
  10. genuck

    genuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Uggh nasty things, and they do have HUGE teeth. My dog unearthed about 5 opossum mummies from somewhere and the teeth are just *shiver* you can't tell by looking at them how big they are!
     

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