Weasel or Mink???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Silkie Sue, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know what this little chicken killer is????
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    the trap is a small rat size trap. for a size reference that is a sardine can in with her.

    this little critter killed 14 of my birds on Sunday morning. 5 baby ducks, 2 polish babies , 6 Silkie hens and 1 rooster and critically injured another, who i am happy to report is healing very well.

    This one will never kill again.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not an expert, but I'd say mink.
    I visited a mink farm years ago and I remember them looking like that. You should skin it and WEAR it. If I catch the thing getting my chicks, I'm taking its skin.
     
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the mink I have trapped their noses are not as pointy as what is shown in the last piccy they weigh 3-5 pounds too I doubt they could fit in a hava heart that small google mink then click on the images tab
     
  4. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex :

    I'm not an expert, but I'd say mink.
    I visited a mink farm years ago and I remember them looking like that. You should skin it and WEAR it. If I catch the thing getting my chicks, I'm taking its skin.

    i buried the tick infested, stinkin little sonofa.......​
     
  5. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you bait the trap with? I'm having no luck catching mine, its killed a duckling and a silkie and injured two other ducklings, I used a leg trap when I caught the last one a few years ago but its gotten rusty.

    You'd think it would eat the rats, but nope.

    Mink and weasels have a different amount of toes, I can't seem to find the referrence online now tho.

    Too bad you buried it, I was curious what the bite radius was, since I thought the injuries on the ducks were rather large for it to be a mink.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should of baited your trap with it.
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a mink. Minks are larger than weasels and weasels have white bellies. Wild males average 2.2 lbs, farm raised can get to 7 lbs.
     
  8. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me? I did actually, once with the duckling, once with the silkie. Nada. I think mine perfers live bait. [​IMG]
     
  9. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i put a can of sardines in the trap, i actually split the can with 2 traps.
    I had to bury it, that thing stunk somethin awful [​IMG]
     
  10. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonder if they like sardines in tomato sauce? I have an open stinky one in the fridge! [​IMG]

    I think I am having problems because the darn ducklings just make so much "come eat me" noise... Those Runners freak at everything!
     

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