On Jul 6, 9:26 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Way Back Jack) wrote:
Don't know about current Hav-a-harts but mine will take a groundhog
but not a big raccoon for which they had a bigger trap. I watched the
raccoon I was after enter the trap, trip it, and both doors closed but
did not latch as he was too big. He must have tripped the trap a half
dozen times before I gave up.
If you must poison, I would suggest rat poison mixed with peanut
butter. You can't get in trouble trying to kill rats with poison.
I really doubt Dexcool will do the job. It's a different
chemical. Buy the cheap green stuff. You might have used too
much, also. Just dampen the catfood with the green
D-Con, the mouse stuff, might also work. I've seen mouse
poison, designed to look like wheat or grain.
How about parking yourself outdoors in a nice chair at night with the .22
and capping the animal without trapping it first? Get yourself a Sure-Fire
light, designed for making targets think "What the f&&k??" and stopping just
long enough to get nailed.
They're ridiculously bright.
Taste it and see. Seriously, just touch a drop to your tongue and then
spit it out, it won't hurt you in that quantity.
Mouse bait would be more effective and less likely to poison someone's
pet, or use compound 1080 or 1081 and be careful.
Trapping and drowning would be more humane (and should be a dignified
way to go for a raccoon since they know how to drown dogs), and a lot
replying to Way Back Jack, Bob wrote:
If it does contain the bittering agent or you suspect that it does, add
something to sweeten it, I haveâ€‹ a coon that I have been hunting for a week,
won't go in a havahart trap, reaches in through the wire, digs under it, flipped
it over, I have staked it down with cement bricks on all sides, coveredâ€‹ it
ECT, and still it gets the bait and doesn't spring the trap, I have a garden and
soon chickens that will be 20' from where it prowls, it got into the trap 3
times yesterday 1 time while I was running a trip line to catch it, sneaky
******. I didn't want to but seen no other choice, so I mixed antifreeze with
the bitteringâ€‹ agent, brown sugar, powdered sugar, honey, until it was like a
paste then some milk, 3 slices of bread, 1 can cat food and half a jar of peanut
butter, note I used a lot of antifreeze, about four cups worth, they say it only
tskes a couple table spoons, but hey I wanted to make sure, I put a bowl inside
the cage trap with the blended mixture, a closed it so no cat or other animals
could get it only what has been getting all the stuff in my would be compost
pile and reaching in the trap, so this morning bowl was completely empty, so I'd
say it was a success. Hopefully this battle will be over. Good luck to anyone
that does the same, ohh and throw away anything that the antifreeze touches of
replying to Way Back Jack, gcs wrote:
this is disgusting. raccoons are highly intelligent, sentient animals with
family structures. the onus is on all of you to proof your homes and properties.
so tired on the mad dash to pass on accountability to someone or something else
in this nation's society. look at yourself first. saddest bunch of snowflakes
ever who can't take responsibility for humane, preventive measures (locks on
cans like when camping). you encroached on them. not the other way around.
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