what predator ( I suspect raccoon)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by priszilla, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 young birds out in a guinea pig cage on the ground .One had a leg problem and the other had earlier had been ill and had been a bit stunted so I kept these two together for company. I had moved them to the fromt yard inside the chainlink fence for safety since my mom's dog is visiting and I was concerned whe would mess with them. This morning the cage door was open and I found a few feathers and blood, door was open. It happened in the dark of the night. I plan to set our live trap tonight- what do you suggest for bait? First time we have had a problem like this- want to get rid of it QUICK.
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If any kind of a latch had to be opened, I would suspect a raccoon. Tuna or sardines would make good bait.
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Raccoon...
     
  4. lknight

    lknight Out Of The Brooder

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    Marshmellows!!! That is what I used to catch one at my house.
     
  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that slightly cooked bacon (to enhance the aroma) will lure racoons. It sound like you've got either a racoon or an escaped carnival monkey hanging around. Keep the trap set for a few days.
     
  6. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok my brain must really be tired from studying for finals, because when I saw "Marshmellows!!!", I thought you were suggesting that a puffy little white candy had been the predator of those chicks!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If you don't want to trap a cat or a dog, sweets will do the trick. Place the trap along walls and edges where they would normally walk.
     
  8. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    trap is set-wth tuna-in the same spot the critter ate chicks.It is inside our chainlink fence so I'm not worried about catching a dog.Thanks-now if we catch a monkey.......
     

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