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Damn Coon!

aholdren

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He is definitely a smart one. I have a live trap sitting beside my trash cans that this bastard keeps getting in, he will reach in the sides and pull whatever I put in there out the sides, but wont go in the front. When he gets fed up with that he jumps in my garbage can and proceeds to rip the crap out of my garbage bags. Any suggestions?
 

RedCloud

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dangle the bait from the middle of the trap from a string

That won't work. They can reach almost all the way across the trap from the outside. You would be surprised how far those little arms can stretch lol.

What I would do is take a can of tuna or cat food and just poke some holes in the lid so the smell gets out. Take some of the liquid and drip out a little at the door and set the can in the middle right behind the trigger.
 

aholdren

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That won't work. They can reach almost all the way across the trap from the outside. You would be surprised how far those little arms can stretch lol.

What I would do is take a can of tuna or cat food and just poke some holes in the lid so the smell gets out. Take some of the liquid and drip out a little at the door and set the can in the middle right behind the trigger.

I will give it a try cause I want to remove him from my area as soon as possible, thanks....
 

Dannmann801

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I built a 4 sided box to put over the back end of the trap...bait the trap and then put the box over it....they have to go in to get the goodies

That's handy too if you get a skunk - you can approach the trap from the box end and they can't see you, then you throw a tarp over it

Dang coons
 

aholdren

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Some pics from the last couple of days.


them taunting me


saying their last good byes


momma walking away after many failed attempts of getting him free.
 

Fluteman

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No wonder they keep coming back, you're too lazy to put the lid on the can! LMAO

Like the others said, cover up the end with the bait so he has to go in.
 

bowhunter1023

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HA! Damn Aaron, just put the lid on the damn can!!! LOL!!! :smiley_crocodile:

I saw the title and thought someone stole your bike...














rotflmao
 

1hornwilly

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Last week when I was checkin my cams a young coon ran down a tree and started to run away from me. Luckily the .380 auto was on my hip. Hit him right in the ass. 30 seconds later... Done. I put him in front of the trail cam to try to catch a yote on cam. Damned moultrie. No yote and no coon.
 

RedCloud

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Last week when I was checkin my cams a young coon ran down a tree and started to run away from me. Luckily the .380 auto was on my hip. Hit him right in the ass. 30 seconds later... Done. I put him in front of the trail cam to try to catch a yote on cam. Damned moultrie. No yote and no coon.

Maybe it was a ninja yote or the coon has risen.