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Offline Oh Mah

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My first catch in the trap
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:48:58 PM »
Been trying to catch a bobcat for over a week now.Went down to check traps today and what do you know,there is this big opossum in it.IT is huge.
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 01:49:41 PM »
Eat it

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 02:00:02 PM »
I let it go.
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 02:13:36 PM »
obviously it identified as a bobcat.

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 02:44:14 PM »
Just curious what are you using for bait ?

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 02:45:02 PM »
Man, they are nasty, ugly animals.
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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 02:54:38 PM »
Just curious what are you using for bait ?
I used friskies chunky cat food,3Meat from blackies Blend a cloth wrapped ball of catnip, and i sprayed bobcat urine on the tree next to it.I wired tuna cans to bottom of trap so it cant slide under the pan.
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 04:44:55 PM »
Gotta start somewhere.

My first catch was a civit.


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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 04:56:20 PM »
Gotta start somewhere.

My first catch was a civit.


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Awesome,Where were you living when you caught that?
"Boss of the woods"
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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 06:34:22 PM »
I hope you let it go.Why?The studies that I have read conclude that 1 possum can consume 4,000 ticks a week.I also know that they dispose of dead animals to nasty for anything else to eat.They can cause problems with chickens so just relocate them as they are easy to trap.

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2019, 06:40:02 PM »
 :yeah: must have read the same book.  :tup: as  far as i can tell they are the only or at least one of the only animals immuned from rabies.
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2019, 06:46:43 PM »
Man, they are nasty, ugly animals.

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 06:46:51 PM »
I let it go.
Good on ya.Possums eat up to 5,000 ticks a season according to studies by Richard Ostfeld, of the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y.The opossum helps contain the spread of lyme disease according to these scientist.

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 06:52:09 PM »
The hands on that thing were huge. I opened the trap door and tipped completely upright nothing shook a little nothing he was sitting on the pan and hands were wrapped around cage like a person would.Finally i opened the back door and just left the trap about 20 feet off and shortly he walked out.Very slow animal.  :tup:
"Boss of the woods"
(this is in reference to the biggie not me).

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Re: My first catch in the trap
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 07:30:42 PM »
Do you let rats loose from your traps as well?  They are an invasive species and I shoot every one that ends up in a trap. I back up twice when I hit them on the road.

 


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