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Offline Shot_Gunn

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Live Trap Bait
« on: November 04, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »
I have lost a few chickens over that last couple weeks.  I am suspecting its a raccoon but I am not sure.  I cant figure out how it is getting into the coup.  I acquired a live trap and I am wondering what to use for bait.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 11:48:06 AM »
Soft cat food  :twocents:
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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 12:10:47 PM »
live chickens  :dunno:

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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 12:12:05 PM »
live bait is illegal.
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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 01:40:49 PM »
If cats are around use marshmallows and strawberry or similar jelly if no cats around a can of sardines and wire it to the bottom of the cage

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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 02:18:27 PM »
Marshmallows for raccoons.  Leave a trail in and cover the floor with dirt or leaves.  Place a stick across in front of the pan a few inches off the ground this will cause the animal to step over the stick  hard on the pan to trigger the trap.

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Re: Live Trap Bait
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 03:20:42 PM »
Be prepared to deal with a skunk.  Best way is to wrap your trap in cardboard or a tarp.  It will get chewed on and torn, so I like to use cardboard.  If you don't want to deal with a skunk, get your trap up off the ground.  Coons will climb and skunks do not.  I like to use vanilla wafers, coons love them and generally cats will leave it alone.  Marshmellows are great as well and have great eye appeals.  I also sometimes put some peanut butter or jelly on the vanilla wafers.
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