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Posted: 6/16/2009 4:58:18 PM EST
Last week something got in my chicken coup and killed a chicken and ate a bunch of the eggs. I set up a trap but whatever it was set off the trap two nights in a row but somehow didn't get caught. The next evening I set the trap again but also put up a trail cam just to see what it was in the event it got away again. Well I finally caught the culprit and got several pics in the process. The bait of choice was peanut butter on a slice of bread.





Haha BITCH, how does that peanut butter taste now?



I've caught several skunks before in the past so I have a pretty good routine on how to get them out of the trap without getting sprayed. I use a pole saw to drag the trap out into the field and then use the saw to open up the door of the trap. Once he runs out he is met with bird shot.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 4:59:21 PM EST
Sharpie in pooper and post pics.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:01:24 PM EST
I heard you could come up from behind him in the cage, and cover up the trap with a tarp. then pick up the live trap, and drop it into a 55 gal drum filled with water.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:01:32 PM EST
Looks like the Skunk Jihad is back on
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:07:00 PM EST
Nice, but release him in the driveway and use the home made flame-thrower for more WIN.


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:18:17 PM EST
Better idea:

1. Bait trap as mentioned, but also put a jar of tannerite in with it
2. When skunk is captured, drag outside to safe area.
3. Find high powered rifle
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:18:59 PM EST
What a weird looking possum!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:19:15 PM EST
Skunk, knew it before the pics loaded.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:23:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By PooFire:
Better idea:

1. Bait trap as mentioned, but also put a jar of tannerite in with it
2. When skunk is captured, drag outside to safe area.
3. Find high powered rifle
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!!


skunk gnomes?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:25:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:26:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By Subconscious:
What a weird looking possum!


Its a cat, you dumbass!

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:27:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 5:29:32 PM EST by 1Andy2]
Originally Posted By PooFire:
Better idea:

1. Bait trap as mentioned, but also put a jar of tannerite in with it
2. When skunk is captured, drag outside to safe area.
3. Find high powered rifle
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!!


While that would be awesome, that might be a little hard on his trap.

eta: Also, tannerite doesn't want to det after it's been mixed for a day or so. At least ghetto tannerite doesn't. I'm not sure about the name brand stuff as I've never used it. Not sure if this is because of the aluminum being oxidized from air exposure or moisture getting into the ammonium nitrate.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:27:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By blackeye:
Originally Posted By Subconscious:
What a weird looking possum!


Its a cat, you dumbass!



Now that you mention it, it does look like that cat I saw in that cartoon...
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:29:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By PooFire:
Better idea:

1. Bait trap as mentioned, but also put a jar of tannerite in with it
2. When skunk is captured, drag outside to safe area.
3. Find high powered rifle
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!!


THIS
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:29:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By PooFire:
Better idea:

1. Bait trap as mentioned, but also put a jar of tannerite in with it
2. When skunk is captured, drag outside to safe area.
3. Find high powered rifle
4. ????
5. PROFIT!!!!

And make sure you're upwind.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:30:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 5:31:43 PM EST by ecgRN]
Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:
Sharpie in pooper and post pics.


Just what the hell is that suppo...

Never mind. I don't think I wanna know.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:31:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:31:42 PM EST
ha! My neighbor has chickens and I have loose dogs (actually they are on an invisible fence). A couple of skunks have tried to come through my yard to get over there but the dogs rip them apart. The neighbors seem to like my dogs. I get free eggs. sweet! Still gotta wash the dogs afterwards though.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:32:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I don't suppose you have a pond nearby and a long piece of rope, do you?


That's the way my dad does it. Gruesome but effective.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:34:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I don't suppose you have a pond nearby and a long piece of rope, do you?

The skunk could have scuba gear stashed on the bottom! Think man!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:35:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:37:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:
Sharpie in pooper and post pics.


Just what the hell is that suppo...

Never mind. I don't think I wanna know.



put a sharpie marker in its pooper, take pic, post it.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:38:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:39:25 PM EST
Chicken coup? really?


Uh, vive la revolucion, I guess.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:41:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By legalese77:
Chicken coup? really?


Uh, vive la revolucion, I guess.



The chickens are pissed that they didn't get a bailout while the <insert fat disgusting animal here> did.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:42:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By legalese77:
Chicken coup? really?


Uh, vive la revolucion, I guess.



Pepe le Peeuw, nespa?

Yeah, I know I butchered the spelling/pronunciation. Le bite me.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:45:31 PM EST
Somehow this reminds me of Obama.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:46:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:47:04 PM EST
Subsonic .22 behind the shoulder, don't hit bone. One shot through the lungs then leave it to go to sleep. DON'T shoot it in the head.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:47:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Quintin:
I don't suppose you have a pond nearby and a long piece of rope, do you?


My grandfather had a boom lift on his tractor. He was worried the oily film that floated to the top was bad for his catfish.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:48:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 5:51:10 PM EST by Commander_Adama]
Holy crap! A Chicken coup? This is big news! What kind of fowl behavior have you been up to that would cause your chickens to revolt?
How eggxactly did they overcome your defenses? I guess your misdeeds have finally come home to roost. Were you tarred and feathered?

Fowl creatures, those chickens.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:50:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:53:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By mayoroscarmayer:

put a sharpie marker in its pooper, take pic, post it.



Uhhh...

That's not the way I learned it... You're SIIHPAPingP wrong...

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:03:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Subsonic .22 behind the shoulder, don't hit bone. One shot through the lungs then leave it to go to sleep. DON'T shoot it in the head.


Do you do this while they're still in the trap? I have considered this before but knowing my luck I would miss and ruin my trap.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:08:17 PM EST
Nice job! Now go plant 3 oak trees!!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:13:16 PM EST
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:16:46 PM EST
What a pretty kitty!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:22:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.


Relocation to the stinky rainbow bridge is unacceptable?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:23:43 PM EST
where is hawkeye, he's our resident skunk jihadi
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:26:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:27:17 PM EST
Skunks don't like have things poking their bellies. if you have something that will poke them in the tummy with wires they will leave in frustration.

How do I know? The little bastards like to eat beehives.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:27:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 6:28:32 PM EST by rykn0w]

Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.

lets see, dead skunk...or possibility of getting sprayed....

dead skunk....or getting sprayed...

dead skunk... or me getting sprayed.

skunk..dead or me....stinking like a skunk

really hard decision here.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:28:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By legalese77:
Chicken coup? really?


Uh, vive la revolucion, I guess.



Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:29:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:36:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/16/2009 6:38:51 PM EST by greenranger]
Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.


It is illegal to relocate them in most states, because of fear of spread of disease.

It is NOT, however, illegal to kill them if they are destroying your property, in this case, poultry and poultry products.

What do you want him to do, go "relocate" him somewhere else so it will be someone else's problem?




GR

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:36:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.


What city do you live in?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:38:51 PM EST
Duuuude, someone Krylond that possum black and white!

The cruelty!
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:39:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.


Skunks killing livestock are pests and should be treated as such.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:41:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Subsonic .22 behind the shoulder, don't hit bone. One shot through the lungs then leave it to go to sleep. DON'T shoot it in the head.


I saw a huge skunk rooting around the neighbor's yard around 6:30 and was wondering if there was a way to shoot them without them spraying... so a shoulder shot works better than a head shot?
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:42:35 PM EST
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THINGS HOLY.. Make sure it's not a cat before you talk about killing it. You'll get the Arfcom PC cat lover squadron of the hive in a conniption fit.


Link Posted: 6/16/2009 6:45:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mister44:
Originally Posted By APBullet:
The kill mentality around here is amazing. If some of you can't out think a skunk and relocate the animal that's really bad.


Skunks killing livestock are pests and should be treated as such.



Not to mention it takes a special kind of asshole to pass his problems on to his neighbors simply because he doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to take care of them.
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