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Humane Traps?

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drizzle
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Jul13-10, 05:45 PM
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You seem like you don't like cats... Got an idea, get one of those





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Jul13-10, 06:02 PM
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I must admit that the picture is humourous, Drizzle, but...
KalamMekhar
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Jul13-10, 06:24 PM
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Put a bit of coca cola in a very small dish (the cap preferably) and let it drink that.
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Jul13-10, 07:15 PM
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Quote Quote by KalamMekhar View Post
Put a bit of coca cola in a very small dish (the cap preferably) and let it drink that.
I managed to kill off my mother-in-law that way, but mice are a bit smarter.
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Jul13-10, 08:05 PM
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I managed to kill off my mother-in-law that way, but mice are a bit smarter.
It really works on mother in laws????
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Jul13-10, 11:01 PM
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You seem like you don't like cats... Got an idea, get one of those


I do like cats but can't really keep one right now. I could not afford to take it to the vet or anything if it winds up getting nibbled all over by mice.

A toad may be more economical though hmmmm.....
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Jul15-10, 01:58 PM
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A toad may be more economical though hmmmm.....
If it's a "lickable" toad, you can kill two financial burdens with one stone.
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Jul15-10, 02:14 PM
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You could hire a barn owl. There's one that hangs out in my backyard every once in a while. I'll see if I can get his card.
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Jul15-10, 02:27 PM
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I live next to an abandoned house that is now home to a family of groundhogs. One of them dug under the fence and under my garage. Man they do stink. So I got one of those have a heart traps and put some tuna in there as suggested. I also covered up the holes with the dirt that had been dug out. I managed to trap the neighbor's pet cat. When I got home from work the holes were redug and the cat was just sitting there relaxed with a look on it's face that said "Good tuna, I'm ready to go home now.". I don't want to just feed the cat, so I called the wildlife dept. to find out what my options were. They said use cantalope instead of tuna. That I did, but I also refilled the holes and covered them over with bricks. The groundhogs are gone, the stink is slowly receding and the cantalope in the trap is undisturbed by cats, rats, groundhogs, squirrels, rabbits, etc.
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Jul16-10, 08:22 AM
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Trained monkey? Think of all the problems that can be solved with a trained monkey, and all the new exciting problems that you could have with a trained monkey.
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Jul16-10, 09:38 AM
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Trained monkey? Think of all the problems that can be solved with a trained monkey, and all the new exciting problems that you could have with a trained monkey.
I thought that I made it clear several months ago that I don't want to discuss my former marriage.
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Jul17-10, 04:31 PM
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I caught the critter (are we allowed to use that word on PF?) and took him or her (I'm in favor of women's rights for groundhogs, why should we humans have all the aggravation) to the nature preserve nearby for release. I let it go near a marsh, but it wasn't interested in water and made a beeline for the road, just going about its legal groundhog business. My experience is that they smell very bad, but I've read that they smell very good and it may be following its nose back this way. I probably should have painted its tail so I could recognize it if I caught it again. Although I don't know why I would need to know that. What am I supposed to do if I do catch it again? Paint its tail a different color?
Pattonias
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Jul19-10, 08:06 AM
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I caught the critter (are we allowed to use that word on PF?) and took him or her (I'm in favor of women's rights for groundhogs, why should we humans have all the aggravation) to the nature preserve nearby for release. I let it go near a marsh, but it wasn't interested in water and made a beeline for the road, just going about its legal groundhog business. My experience is that they smell very bad, but I've read that they smell very good and it may be following its nose back this way. I probably should have painted its tail so I could recognize it if I caught it again. Although I don't know why I would need to know that. What am I supposed to do if I do catch it again? Paint its tail a different color?
I am offended by the use of the use of the derogatory word "critter" to describe Marmota Monax. For shame... and on PF of all places. And if you asked the Marmota Monax how it smelled I bet it would say "Just as I should".

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Jul19-10, 08:49 AM
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I am offended by the use of the use of the derogatory word "critter" to describe Marmota Monax. For shame... and on PF of all places. And if you asked the Marmota Monax how it smelled I bet it would say "Just as I should".

I wouldn't hesitate to derogue a ground hog and its smell, obligatory or not. However, I was concerned about the creationist angle.
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Jul19-10, 09:41 AM
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My brother-in-law makes live traps out of 5-gallon buckets. He takes an empty beer can and pierces it with a coat-hanger and suspends it over the center of the bucket. He smears the can with peanut butter and provides a board "ramp" so the mice can get close to the can. When they climb onto the can for the peanut butter, the can spins and dumps them in the bucket. It's cheap and it works.
After the scrutiny the idea got here, maybe your bro-in-law could submit it for patent #4,669,217?


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