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Offline Shotgun

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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 04:37:37 PM »
  We have a camp near the alleghenny national forest that we had to cover with metal because the porcys were eating the siding right down to the studs.  Not allowed to shoot any animals in Pa that doesn't have a season for hunting!

Was your siding T1-11?  Just curious.
 
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2012, 04:43:14 PM »


Very funny POSTONT40HD you even got a good chuckle from Mama on that one. She wants to know where would a beaver get a ladder?
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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2012, 04:48:42 PM »
  Shotgun-   Ya t1-11   Must be salty,  they love the stuff

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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2012, 04:51:41 PM »
I had a dog do that to the bottom of a cypress tree one time.  He totally girdled the tree. >:(

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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 04:52:46 PM »
If you have a trail camera put it in the tree and post pics.   ;D

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2012, 04:54:48 PM »
I finally had to cover mine with 1/4 inch mesh, the only wat to protect it that I knew of.  I think it's the glue.  It might be a karma thing with me though.  I've killed a number of  porcupines. Yes, even chain saws work on them.
 
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2012, 05:07:47 PM »
When I was in Alaska we went to my cousins cabin on a lake that was only accessible by boat down a river, all the vehicles were left in a parking lot and surrounded by little fences to keep the porkies from chewing all the belts and hoses off them. At first I thought they were just pulling my leg but apparently they have quite a taste for rubber also.

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2012, 06:19:50 PM »
 Back in the days when our public parks still had wooden outhouses the Porkys would chew the seats out of them. Ya had to be sure and look before stepping in because the floor might be gone as well.

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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2012, 07:45:20 PM »
I catch all kinds of critters in a box trap , there just looking for a free meal like some people I now :D I mark them and bring them out a mile or so (loging road) and let them go . if they come back well. ill bring them 2 miles out  :D :D I give everything and people too a second chance, but then look out :D :D. just buy a have a hart trap bait it and in the morning throw a blanket over the trap put in the truck and go for a ride, but if theres someone in town you dont like then let the thing go in there yard :D :D :D :D :D :D ;D ;D
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2012, 10:59:23 PM »
I do that to Peter.  I have a box trap at my chicken pen.  I have caught over 30 opossums in 3 months.  I don't have the heart to shoot them so I take them about 3 miles down the road and let them go.

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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2012, 07:47:55 AM »
The blanket works to keep skunks from spraying.  just talk nice to them to keep them from getting excited while placing the blanket.
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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2012, 07:51:34 AM »
Tie a rope to the trap handle and drop it in the pond.  5 minutes later pull it up and your problem is solved.
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2012, 07:55:14 AM »
Is MM giving swimming lessons?
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2012, 09:04:51 AM »
I do that to Peter.  I have a box trap at my chicken pen.  I have caught over 30 opossums in 3 months.  I don't have the heart to shoot them so I take them about 3 miles down the road and let them go.

Good for you Bogue Chitto.That's real nice of you.  :) My wife tells me to shoot the possums. I won't. They don't hurt anything, they haven't done anything to me, and I don't particularly care to eat them so they don't meet the criteria for me to shoot them.

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Re: A Bark Eating Animal/Rodent
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2012, 09:08:49 AM »
My problem is armadillos and they tear up the yard big time.  I have not had one to be able to swim inside of that trap yet.  Skunks either and they do not smell.  Just dump them out.
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2012, 09:15:10 AM »
Yep, them armadillos will root the yard good. Now armadillos supposedly make good table fare down in Mexico. I'd try it but I don't wanna clean it. I'd even try porcupine.

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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2012, 09:19:55 AM »
Armadillo on the half shell, possum in the pot, some folks are just picky.  Me, I wouldn't eat either one.
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2012, 09:25:02 AM »
Oh come on now Texas Ranger. I bet some of these Louisiana folks could make you a armadillo or possum sauce picante that'd have you licking your chops. (Notice how food worked it's way in this thread?)

I ordered some blackened gator the other day. Delicious. Wife put a piece in her mouth and wrinkles her nose. It was a total mind thing because it tasted like blackened chicken. 

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »
Problem is, armadillo can actually carry and transmit leprosy to humans.  Particularly if eaten.  And possum, just a nasty critter.  Leprosy shows up now and then in Louisiana. 

But then, you never know what that mystery meat is in gumbo.
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2012, 10:34:44 AM »
You know ...I remember now Andrew Zimmern mentioning that when he did the armadillo show down in Mexico.

Mystery meat ....nice.... from now on when I order gumbo, picture me picking through it with the spoon looking at those chunks of meat with speculation. Hmmmm ...... ;)


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