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Title: Running a new trap line
Post by: Burlkraft on January 30, 2009, 12:41:12 PM
I noticed a couple of these guys running through the shop a while back. They hadn't done any damage that I could see, so I let 'em run around.
Yesterday I was gonna bring the dirty rags in to wash them and I found a big old nest and my towels all chewed up  >:(  >:(  >:(

I ran a line of traps last night. Very successful  ;)  ;)

They seem to like chunky peanut butter. I used peanut butter from a store bought jar, so they won't get salmonella  :D  :D


 

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Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Patty on January 30, 2009, 12:55:09 PM
Whoa! You have a good start on a new coat for Jill  :D   
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Sprucegum on January 30, 2009, 02:38:32 PM
I noticed this thread got moved  three times - who's trying to catch who?  :D  :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Banjo picker on January 30, 2009, 02:56:37 PM

I ran a line of traps last night. Very successful  ;)  ;)

They seem to like chunky peanut butter. I used peanut butter from a store bought jar, so they won't get salmonella  :D  :D


 

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Its good that you are concerned about their health. :D :D :D  Tim
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Gary_C on January 30, 2009, 03:04:35 PM
I noticed this thread got moved  three times - who's trying to catch who?  :D  :D

Ya, I was trying to find that place called "Services" but was too late. But then again I just can't help my self but to click on the link when some thread gets sent to the Woodshed.  :D :D

Steve if those fur bearers get wise to those old traps, try the grey overcenter ones. I had one that I probably caught 20 in and was not missing a lick of peanut butter. That way you don't have to worry about salmonella.  :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: LeeB on January 30, 2009, 03:11:07 PM
I go trapped in the bouncing back and forth too. I figured it was just Jeff funning with us again.
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2009, 03:57:08 PM
I go trapped in the bouncing back and forth too. I figured it was just Jeff funning with us again.

 ;D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: pigman on January 30, 2009, 06:32:47 PM
I don't understand why the topic ended up in "Outdoor activities". The mice were indoors when they were caught .
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: LeeB on January 30, 2009, 06:51:45 PM
Three blind mice.
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: WH_Conley on January 30, 2009, 07:55:08 PM
Just as a guess Bob, I don't think we have a catagory of "Inside Activities". :D

However, when we lived in town, next to the feed store, when cold weather came around, it was time to load the Hi-Standard with shot and put out the trapline.
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Banjo picker on January 30, 2009, 08:01:15 PM
We had a little problem with mice one year, they got in the duct work.  I got one as he stuck his head up through the floor register.  I kind of miss um, wish I could get rid of these cats so I could hunt in the house again.   ;D ;D ;D  Tim
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: timber tramp on January 31, 2009, 01:07:03 AM
 >>I kind of miss um, wish I could get rid of these cats so I could hunt in the house again.       Tim

 Somebody say something about a High Standard with shot?? Here kitty kitty. :D ;D       :) TT
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Left Coast Chris on March 19, 2009, 11:35:17 PM
Steve, I have a trap line also.  So far 17 gophers and 6 moles since December.  Our cat is getting a little old so I had to take over..... :-[   Although thats not inside my shop...... good thing you are nipping that in the bud....

Also,  the moles really have nice fur.  I could ship them over if Jill wants her coat a little faster.  :)
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Burlkraft on March 20, 2009, 07:55:07 AM
I'm sure she's appreciate that Chris  :D :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Burlkraft on March 27, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
Now that the snow has gone my trap line is very busy.

I have 2 crows that visit just about every day to "pick up the remains"

Them guy's are very good at findin' them mice. The last 2 I even tried to hide under leaves, but they found 'em in about 10 minutes  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Norm on March 27, 2009, 05:28:45 PM
I got this funny mental picture of these things field dressed hanging from the bragging pole but remembered your on a limited meat diet.... :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 27, 2009, 07:01:04 PM
 :D :D :D :D

Up in the Charlottes the camp was running away with mice. All we did was got a scrub pale, a soup can. Ran a wire through the end long enough to straddle to top of the scrub pale. Smeared peanut butter on the soup can. It was placed on the pale and a ramp made with a stick up to it. It was set up so the mice would jump onto the can and roll off into the drink. The first night we had 3 or 4 mice in the pale, drowned. :D :D :D Reminded me of the "Pied Piper of Hamlin". :D :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Reddog on March 27, 2009, 07:55:35 PM
Heck Burlkraft, look how fast the buzzards found ya at Jeff's.   :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2009, 09:32:33 PM
Thats for sure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S0CDPm15L4
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: trapper on March 27, 2009, 11:01:56 PM
yesterday had a big stray tomcat looking at romancing mama kitty.  poor guiy ended up running into the top dog and getting lead poisoning
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: ErikC on March 27, 2009, 11:04:51 PM
I got this funny mental picture of these things field dressed hanging from the bragging pole but remembered your on a limited meat diet.... :D

Shouldn't be a conflict here. Limited meat diet, 3 mice....Couple days of good eatin :D :D
Title: Re: Running a new trap line
Post by: Burlkraft on March 28, 2009, 11:02:42 AM
Did ya hear the last comment in that video?

Where's Scooter ?   :D  :D  :D