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Old 01-08-2018, 08:15 AM   #51
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We had squirrels chew through our soffet and now running around in our attic. I managed to clip 2 with a bb gun, but there's still squirrels running. Went and bought a trap and baited it with peanuts, but looking for any tips. Better bait? I tried peanut butter but no dice with that. Do i need to disguise the trap? Different bait?
Live catch traps that trip easy. Get a big bag of HEB bird seed. I place mine on a 2 x 6 that sits like a bench between two trees. They can't stay out of it. I was trapping 3 per day with one trap. Dogs let me know when one gets in it LOL
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:22 AM   #52
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I caught one in my sisters attic a while back. I tried all kinds of baits. Finally I put a small bowl of water in the trap. Little devil finally got thirsty.


You guy's that are relocating them need to relocate them into a pot of squirrel and dumplins.
How can you possibly like slimy dumplings but not runny eggs?
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #53
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Had great luck with corn or apples. Our squirrels eat anything it seems. Hope you get them soon
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:04 AM   #54
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Yep...they can't resist pecans!! Drill a hole in one and wire it to the trigger.
I had trouble getting squirrels to trip the gates on a Hav-A-Heart live trap until I zip tied pecans to the bait tray. After that, it was easy-peasy catching the little varmints.

Good luck - those suckers can be so destructive.

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Old 01-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #55
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How can you possibly like slimy dumplings but not runny eggs?
If your dumplins are slimy, your doing it wrong.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:11 AM   #56
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Using a conibear 110 on my fence

Think you used enough dynamite, Butch?


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Old 01-08-2018, 11:22 AM   #57
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Well i got one. No way to know if it's just a neighborhood squirrel or the one from my soffit i guess. I'll reset the trap and keep an ear open for any more scrambling around my soffit
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:51 AM   #58
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Well i got one. No way to know if it's just a neighborhood squirrel or the one from my soffit i guess. I'll reset the trap and keep an ear open for any more scrambling around my soffit
Surely you posed for a LDP!

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:54 AM   #59
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Surely you posed for a LDP!

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Lol i didn't
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #60
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Quick update. I have managed to trap 2 squirrels so far. I found that corn on the cob works best for bait. But today i foumd my trap triggered with movement inside so i got excited. Only to find i had trapped a small bird lol apparently birds like corn on the cob too. Yes i released the bird btw
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:36 PM   #61
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Finally got snares set. Between the 4 snares and the cage trap, i expect action tomorrow! This time i will remember to snap a couple pics for some ldp shots lol
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #62
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Mo gooda luq to ya. My trap has slowed way down. Nothing since the Thursday before Christmas. But I'm not see-n them run the high-line either. Must have cut the population way down for this area. I did notice that the last few were very young squirrels. So they were prob look-n for new territory.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #63
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I was hoping for more fun to ne honest. Either knock em down with the bb gun or trap em and kill em. I'm boiling their skulls and adding them to my trophy room collection. This is personal dammit
Eat good too.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:00 PM   #64
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Just got half a dozen 110's to see if I can get ahead of them. Chewed into my attic also. Setting a couple out back tomorrow.

Dang, you don't want to get a finger in one of them!
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