When you trap a predator...how do you dispose?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Orindagardener, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Orindagardener

    Orindagardener New Egg

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    I have traps being a long time cat Trap/Fix/Release volunteer. And hate the idea of these guys getting my hens. How do you dispatch and dispose of predators that you trap around you coops?

    I don't own a gun.

    Don't know if I could kill them...could I?
     
  2. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:What you can do depends on the law where you are.

    They usually end up taking dirt naps here as I can do so legally.
     
  3. Orindagardener

    Orindagardener New Egg

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    Legal to kill nuisance raccoons is permissible in CA. Just don't know if I could. If I could, how would I do so as I don't own a gun. Ugh. The thought. I think I'm a wimp.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    S.s.s.
     
  5. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    put the coon in the back of your truck, or borrow a truck, drive out to BFE and let it go.

    you are talking coons?
     
  6. Orindagardener

    Orindagardener New Egg

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    Yes. Lots and lots of coons in this area.

    I like the idea of dropping them off somewhere else.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    ummmm.... Shouldn't be honest but.....



    A coon eats my chickens - we have coon for dinner. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenSnake

    ChickenSnake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a dirt nap? Burying something alive?
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:Killing and burying
     
  10. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    If you really can't do it and don't want to relocate them (to become someone elses problem) try calling the local rescue and explain that coons are killing your chickens and ask if they would like to rehome them instead. The other option is to askaround the local gun/hunting/sporting store and see if there are any trappers (legal, of course) in your area that would take any that you catch. Good luck. There are people around here that would love to have them and would skin and eat them...... [​IMG]
     

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