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    Well after reading this thread a week or so ago I set up the cage trap I had by the house, 3 wild cats so far.
    Im sure theres another one as the trap is tripping at night, cage shy I guess, am prefeeding an unset timms ( yellow one) trap tonight,

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    Two close to the house today.


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    Sometimes you just gotta have faith and trust your judgement.

    I have a local trap that hasnt caught anything for ages maybe 18 months ? The number of times [as in everytime i go past it ] i have thought i should shift that trap its bloody hopeless, no i say to myself its a good spot.. last night it caught a weasel !!! The last time it caught something was a rat , i found a fresh dead duckling on the road and thought i know where that can go and next morning, mr rat was in the trap.

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    I have a problem with a DOC 200 trap.
    It is catching hhogs but they are getting caught across the face and not being killed out right, 20% would be alive. What have i got wrong. The only thing i can think of the animal is coming across the treadle and not approaching straight on to the treadle . Would making the hole bigger to the trap chamber be of use ? Currently the entrance into the trap isnt in line with the entrance to the trap chamber, should i make it so the animal doesnt have to do a dog leg in the entrance chamber. Sorry i am shit at computers and cant post a photo. All my other DOC 200s i have no problems with and this one i have made identically to the others.
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    So the hog has a sore head as well, nice.
    Seriously, I get a few like that, they set the trap off to quick! by sniffing as they go with the head or spines being first to pressure the plate.
    Just take a sticker with you and finish the hog off.
    You could open the second mesh hole bigger, some of mine will take a big kitten.But it may not always help either.
    Nice having a plate that triggers well, I wouldn't be to concerned, hedgepigs are just part of it with the doc box.
    The original size entrance that most of these come with! is never big enough to be a versatile unit, a little snipping always made mine take other pestie.
    With the odd one held by the spines or head.
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    It’s good to adjust a Timms trap to trip with a “gentle” slap on the side - the sensitivity of the trigger action can be adjusted by bending the bait rod where it contacts the cross rod. Bending it toward the front of the trap will make the release action more sensitive. If the trap has a sensitive set – a rat should trip the trap and take a ride to the top of the box – if he is going to steal your apple, then best that you catch him or he will be back for the next one.
    I checked this one yesterday and found that the trap was gone – Buggar! – so down over the side to see if I could find it – 10m away under the old tree log with a big buck firmly attached.
    The red plastic box is getting old, and he ripped out some plastic around a couple of mounting screws – I have never seen that happen with a genuine yellow Timms made by
    Stallion Plastics in Palmy.
    I have trapped a lot of possums on that stump - they seem to come up the old log from down the gully.

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    Hi Pointer.
    The SA2 Steve Allan trap is made for feral cats and possums. It is a monster of a trap, not for beginners. Steve Allan has been making traps since way before DOC was in existence. He makes these traps himself and his crew, including his wife Debs.
    The SA2 has passed the NAWAC testing for both pests, so it can be used on DOC land.
    I stock these traps and currently have over 100 in stock.
    My web site is www.deadrat.co.nz Or contact me.
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    I trap and import rat/mouse traps from the USA. I buy direct from Kness and Victor factories and pass my good pricing to you.
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    Hi Time Out. I don't think I have sent you my Flipping Timmy yet. I can do that. I have about 150 in stock. This trap is so easy to use, comes with good wood screws. It is such an approvment to the Timms trap. I've caught over 18 possums in this one trap. It is made in NZ and the designer/manufacturer has a 5 year warranty on all of his yellow traps.
    For anyone interested, my prices are very good.
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    Hi MSL. Great photo of the Victor Pro.
    I import these original Victor traps and sell them at $3.50 each. It's not all about the profit, but saving our native birds. I buy direct from Victor in the USA. What a great trap that lasts a long time. Anyone can buy on my web site. www.deadrat.co.nz [ATTACH]164796Name:  IMG_0268.JPG
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    If anyone needs the yellow paddles for the Victor Pro, just go onto my web site and order them.

    I just ask for the cost of the freight.

    I sell the Victor Pros and after years of asking Victor factory in the US, they finally let me buy the paddles from them.
    I don't use your details or send out emails, so no strings attached. Just free yellow paddles to keep the Victor Pros out there working for you. It's all about the birds, keeping them alive.
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    Well well, turns out it was magpies messing with my cat traps and tripping them, caught 2 in the end, they were released under fair play rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seventy Six View Post
    Well well, turns out it was magpies messing with my cat traps and tripping them, caught 2 in the end, they were released under fair play rules.
    What was the pass word that you released them with? PULL!
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    6 critters from 28 traps this morning (1 rat , 2 weasels, 4 hedgehog) not setting records but chipping away, one of my most successful traps unfortunately educated a lucky critters as the handle jammed against the opposite wall of that happens again I’ll take them off.
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    The dog then pulled out and bailed a possum right next to the last trap of the day, something I thought I had trained out of her a couple of years ago, however she presented it in such a way I could dispatch it quickly with an “ undersized “ crescent resulting in the start of my winter fur bag ang only a mild reprimand, fluff ace herself told off but still happy. . . Name:  91F5638C-05AD-4A39-8CAD-A1B14F5C7DBE.jpeg
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    Hey mate what's going on in the floor of that box, is it painted or have you got some foam in there??

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    First rat for this year, caught in a cage trap with my favorite bait - sultanas.

    Dispatched using a Crossman BB rifle, planted in the rat garden...
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