What to use to catch a COON in a live trap?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lildinkem, May 1, 2009.

  1. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard everything from Oreo cookies to expensive jelly jams. And prolly I like the sardines bait the best. Anyone else have any good ideas?
     
  2. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sardines are good but canned cat food is less expensive.
    make sure it's a flip top can..... coons get huffy when they have to use an old fashioned can opener. [​IMG]
     
  3. 007Dawn

    007Dawn Out Of Coop

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    I would stick with the cat food as the other poster mentioned. That is what we used back in GA and we also caught a few cats and possums that way! LOL;)
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear marshmallows work well -- and won't attract a cat into the trap.
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    plain, dry cat food has caught many coons for us, and a few possums, only an occasional cat
     
  6. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I trapped 4 on regular dog food. It was the dog's food that kept attracting them to my porch, and it worked in the trap too.
     
  7. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cat food has always worked for me. Dry or canned.
     
  8. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been down to 5 cats. BUT, had a LOOOOOOOOOSER tenant move out of my wife old house ( which NO ONE is buying ) and left a cat in the house which hid between the walls. I had a can of Salmon. That caught the cat no problem. So, would have a can of cat food too.
    NOW WE HAVE 6 CATS! Anyone wanna cat? LOL Just kiddin....
     
  9. 4everfarmgirl

    4everfarmgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Whatever you do, don't use tuna! We did and caught a skunk! Cat food does work great, canned or dry.
     
  10. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    marshmallows are the best. I take a wire and thread it through the marshmallow and then tie it to the back of the trap. they go nuts for it just by smell and will soon enter the trap. They also don't attract cats and such. although they do attract possums lol

    Good luck
    Julie
     

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