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Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 12th, 2021, 1:21 pm

I have had a problem with groundhog(s) digging under my butcher shop on the north & west sides.
I set a leg-hold trap at both holes. Numerous times, both traps have been moved from the holes
without being tripped. I even set 1 trap inside the hole & it was moved to the outside without
being tripped. Yesterday, I setup my trail cam & caught 2 critters at the hole but still can’t figure
out which one moved the trap.

The 1st critter was a bunny & the 2nd was a skunk, I think. I have never seen a skunk that looked
like this 1. The head looks a like a skunk but the only white is on its head. The body looked pretty
big with a bushy tail. Also, I have never noticed the tell tale skunk aroma. It is a skunk, right?
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Skunk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi7z4Yn ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by OLE RASPY » January 12th, 2021, 2:00 pm

Yea it’s a skunk.
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Post by guesswho » January 12th, 2021, 2:05 pm

If I lived closer I’d say your number one suspect would be me. But since I live so far away I’d blame the skunk.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by AlinMi » January 12th, 2021, 2:27 pm

Try a 220 conibear

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Post by devastator » January 12th, 2021, 5:58 pm

I would think if you put trap under the ground ya may have a better chance :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by youngoutdoors » January 12th, 2021, 10:06 pm

Your pan should be about level with the jaws. Trap should be burried at least enough not to scoot around. Will the dog tie out stakes slide off the T posts?

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Post by soiltester » January 13th, 2021, 8:03 am

youngoutdoors wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Your pan should be about level with the jaws. Trap should be burried at least enough not to scoot around. Will the dog tie out stakes slide off the T posts?

God Bless, Louis
And if you can find a 220 conibear, stake it the same way. :thumbup:

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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by Spuriosity » January 13th, 2021, 8:46 am

Definitely a skunk.

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Post by redarrow » January 13th, 2021, 9:00 am

Skunk for sure. As stated use a Conibear otherwise your gonna wind up with a pissed off skunk that you either have to shoot or release. Google skunks and you will be surprised how many different one there are. We have "Bluejay Barrons Skunks " at my deer camp .
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Post by HunterGKS » January 14th, 2021, 3:20 pm

Thx for the input. I especially enjoy the skunk anecdotes.

Tuesday night, the only visitor was the bunny. Yesterday, I decided to pull the trap as
I didn’t want to catch either the bunny or skunk for obvious reasons. I also pulled the
trail cam but, after further cogitation, decided to set the cam up again. I want to see
what might be using the hole as a winter hideout.

I have seen a lot of stripped skunks & some spotted in Ohio, WV, FL, & TX but never 1
that was solid black except for a skull cap. I used to have a camp in WV. The front
door was about 20' from a creek bank with the creek about 20' below. I got up 1 night
to answer call from Ma Nature & walked to the bank. As I stood there, I heard something
towards me & went into statue mood. A stripped skunk walked right past me literally
inches from my feet. It stopped in front of me & kind of looked at my feet. I thought to
myself: "Self, I thought, don't move & maybe it will walk off without spraying." Which is
what happened. I thought this was a 1 & done thing but the scenario repeated the next
night. From the point on, I answered Ma's call away from the creek & never saw that skunk
again.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 14th, 2021, 3:31 pm

A friend trapped this skunk back in 2010 & gave it to me. I had it mounted & it is still sitting on top of 1 of my call cabinets.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by soiltester » January 14th, 2021, 7:45 pm

Want to hear a few of my live to "dead" skunk stories :stir: :LMAO:
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 19th, 2021, 4:20 pm

It looks like I may have a time share under my butcher shop. The bunny seems to be the most
frequent visitor & the only 1 I’m sure went into the “den.” The skunk, a different 1 from the
1st, only showed up once.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by guesswho » January 19th, 2021, 4:54 pm

That first skunk is a possum Jorge.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 19th, 2021, 5:21 pm

guesswho wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 4:54 pm
That first skunk is a possum Jorge.
REALLY???? Thx for the input Ronnie. I'dda never figured that out. ROTFLMAO!!!!

What I was referring to was the 1st skunk that visited in the 1st post.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by guesswho » January 19th, 2021, 5:29 pm

I know, but it was to easy to pass up.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 19th, 2021, 7:09 pm

guesswho wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 5:29 pm
I know, but it was to easy to pass up.
I've heard you were easy but thx for confirming. LOL
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Post by guesswho » January 19th, 2021, 7:12 pm

When you look like this you learn to take was you can get.
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Re: Who is Moving My Trap?

Post by HunterGKS » January 20th, 2021, 8:11 am

guesswho wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:12 pm
When you look like this you learn to take was you can get.
That's called settling.
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