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    Critter problem

    So, I had a raccoon eating my dog's food out of her kennel. I setup a box trap and caught it the first night. I let it go in a ditch several miles from my house. A couple days later and something is eating it again. I setup the box trap several nights in a row and it somehow gets the bait and gets out. The door to the trap is usually shut too. So it is either getting the bait from the outside or getting out of the trap after the door shuts. Last night I put flower all around the trap to at least try to figure out what I'm dealing with. No prints, bait gone, door open. What is it?



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    Re: Critter problem

    Hey Yoda, think Willow is ready for some bigger game?



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    If your dog doesn't protect its own food, you need to get a better dog.



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    Why don't you just put the dog food inside?



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    Re: Critter problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    So, I had a raccoon eating my dog's food out of her kennel. I setup a box trap and caught it the first night. I let it go in a ditch several miles from my house. A couple days later and something is eating it again. I setup the box trap several nights in a row and it somehow gets the bait and gets out. The door to the trap is usually shut too. So it is either getting the bait from the outside or getting out of the trap after the door shuts. Last night I put flower all around the trap to at least try to figure out what I'm dealing with. No prints, bait gone, door open. What is it?
    well, you've made a solid attempt with the "humane" trap. know it's time to step it up a notch.






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    Re: Critter problem

    Call The Turleman.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSupt6 View Post
    Call The Turleman.
    I'm watching that right now!



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    Quote Originally Posted by stevefrench View Post
    well, you've made a solid attempt with the "humane" trap. know it's time to step it up a notch.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneSupt6 View Post
    Call The Turleman.
    "When you're messing with a beaver, you gotta be extra careful". Turtle Man also gives relationship advice on his show, who would of thunk it?



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    When you catch this critter make sure you get on and say "yeeyeeyeeyeeyeeyee live action."



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    Re: Critter problem

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    So, I had a raccoon eating my dog's food out of her kennel. I setup a box trap and caught it the first night. I let it go in a ditch several miles from my house. A couple days later and something is eating it again. I setup the box trap several nights in a row and it somehow gets the bait and gets out. The door to the trap is usually shut too. So it is either getting the bait from the outside or getting out of the trap after the door shuts. Last night I put flower all around the trap to at least try to figure out what I'm dealing with. No prints, bait gone, door open. What is it?

    Sounds like you got too much tension on your pan for a smaller animal like a small opossum or skunk. I had that problem last year and I put a foothold trap in front of the box trap and caught 2 small grinners (opossums).



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    Not sure, but you should shoot the coon. Doesn't matter how far away you dump it it'll find it's way back.



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    Re: Critter problem

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Not sure, but you should shoot the coon. Doesn't matter how far away you dump it it'll find it's way back.
    This.

    And sardines work great for bait.



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