Update on killing coyotes with sponges

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rabbithunter, Sep 22, 2016.

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  1. rabbithunter

    rabbithunter New Egg

    Sep 22, 2016
    We have a major problem with these animals and have tried everything. They can multiply exponentially if not controlled. No way just shooting a few can really help, so here is the extreme method. Buy natural sponges from a store like Family Dollar. They usually come in a 4-pack for about $2. Liquefy some bacon or hamburger grease and soak the small cut-up pieces (about the size of stew beef). Place in freezer to harden and be sure you wear rubber gloves to have no human scent on it. Go out away from any pets and place small piles (good handful) in many spots around their habitat. Do this every 4 to 6 months and you will be amazed at the results. Small game will now have a chance to survive and no more pets getting eaten!
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Wow! So does it kill them? Or do they stay satisfied on sponges? I am guessing it kills them.
  3. muthacluckers

    muthacluckers New Egg

    Sep 20, 2016
    Mankato, MN
    Has anyone else had luck using this method of predator control? I am interested.... there seems to be an over abundance of coyotes in our area this year as well. We just lost two hens a few weeks ago to them.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    While we understand the need to ward off predators, this method of killing is a bit barbaric for BYC. This thread is now locked.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    -BYC Moderation Team
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