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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    They say the smell of a mustelid is the best lure for a mustelid.....

    Its amazing how many times I have done this now.

    Caught a weasel and then left it on the top of the box (minus its tail of course) only to return a day or to later to another one in the trap.



    Interestingly the bait in this trap was a fake egg so they do work Well enough too fool the first one at least



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    I had one run in front of the truck when taking dog for a walk down river last night. Nasty little f%^kers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    I had one run in front of the truck when taking dog for a walk down river last night. Nasty little f%^kers!
    Bloody hard to hit them with the truck too ah Mikee. I have a couple of attempts tho

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    I have been very inactive for the last few months after a hip job – I still can’t touch my toes so clearing traps is out for a while – I have been checking a couple of traps down a track beside our street – I have caught hundreds down there over the last couple of years but for the last few months it has been very quiet - a couple of good trap sites have caught nothing – but three days back I got a young rat and then another one the next day – so the young ones are out on a learning experience – they often come back in big numbers in February and March
    We still run a couple of tunnels in the garden for rabbits and get a few – but the large Norways are suckers for walking over a Fenn 6 in an underground tunnel – they also check out a Victor pro in the compost bin
    A rusty old Victor pro in a hedge up the street is still doing the job – even with no lure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
    Try half a rabbit hanging from fence just out of reach with 1-2 legholds just below it set fine and covered carefully.

    Works for me.
    this man is on to it -exactly the way I was trained and how we used to teach cat trapping before it all got to political - trap site can be enhanced with hazing - quite simply place any branches -bunches of vegetation to lead cat to bait and hidden traps - use two side by side to make sure you anchor the bugger - rabbit really good or fresh poultry dont bother plucking - just hang it up - also works against base of tree - camo trap well - traps victor no 1 okay victor no 2 better - hare trigger them most important - dont bother with cages unless cat has been a pet and dumped - wild cats require a real smart mindset - dont waste your time with kill traps and I say that with 35 years under belt - wild cats to bloody smart usually - camo traps - hazing the way to go -
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    time out that Victor on photo 3 looks well used

    Hopefully that hip is being well looked after ?
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    Hopefully you bounce back OK @time out.
    I’ve noticed a real drop off in catches lately since October-November, I guess things will change when the weather gets colder and wetter.
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    Took my 7 month old buddy for a possum hunt
    he was all excited and happy until I killed one of the possums
    he took off and just sit in the car looking very sad...

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    I target lawn digging rabbits in the back garden using a Fenn6 in a couple of tunnels - I never know what might show up – a rabbit or a Norway – but I couldn’t believe it yesterday when I rolled back the cover and found a ferret.
    About 30m away from our house and 10m away from our neighbours back door. About 200m away from the estuary where I got eight ferrets a couple of years ago – so it looks like they are back.
    No doubt more family members around – but a wet night and nothing today.
    A no smell female – so I put it in the freezer for PFBOP taxidermy.
    I got a ferret at the park a couple of weeks back – lure was rotting rabbit and an old egg – haven’t seen one there for a year or so.
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    If you ever get a chance to hear Cam Speedy talking predator control, go and listen to him. Just had 1.5 hrs and it was blimmin brilliant.

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    A second ferret down in the garden – couple of days after the first one – the Fenn6 trap disappeared out of the tunnel – he was caught across the shoulders and had four feet on the ground so ripped out the ground anchor pins and gone – dog had a good look around but couldn’t find it in our garden or the neighbours garden – I was a bit worried about the size of animal that could rip out the pins – so didn’t ask all the neighbours – just in case it was a pet rabbit LOL
    Couple of days later the neighbour shifted his car and found the missing trap and ferret under the car – thank goodness it was a ferret.
    We have since ripped out 40m of hedge and replaced it with a wood fence - so I doubt the animals will be so keen to move through without cover

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    Feral cat caught a while ago - just by its finger nails! Then a hawk finished it off.
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    And a black bird caught - just goes to show not all traps are perfect or are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kruza View Post
    another one in a trap in different spot [:x] This cat is from the house cat that dissappear on farm for few years before it came back to retire at house.
    It was so much alike I had to carry it back in trapAttachment 203564 and make sure the house cat was sleeping in its usual spot. ( its old now and sleeps most of day and night)
    time to shoot a couple of hares and/or rabbits and set up a snare run at the river flats, see how big the problem is.
    Its no wonder the animals are so flighty for stalking.
    8 days from trap set till capture.
    How many do you want to sell those dead cats you trapped?
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    Rats, rats and more rats

    In my woodshed, I used 4 rat poisons - Pest Off, Double Tap, and Ratabate.
    Ratabate from Conovations was what they ate and left the other poisons for the smaller rats.

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    Great videos @BillyXmas546 – very clear in the dark of night in your wood shed – cute wee rats having their last feed of Ratabate paste on that piece of wood – certainly tells the story about rat bait preferences. I imagine the wood shed is now clear of rats.

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    There was a good programme on "The Sunday" about feral cats.We sat Max down and told him to bloody listen!
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