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Old 09-20-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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Interesting article for ridding an area of unwelcome rodents.

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What happens if a child is watching and unburys the stuff????
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Young children should be supervised. Dry ice doesn't take long to melt so staying near is not a hardship. Chicago streets and Sanitation workers put poison in burrows and bury every year. So far they have managed not to entice any kids.
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Do you think it might work in an attic for mice? It is probably too big a space but my rodents are not in any tiny enclosed space that I can reach.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:49 PM   #5
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No, it would only work in outside burrows. Electric boxes that do not allow escape work for inside without poison. There are small and larger ones.
Traps inside and they are electrocuted. Better than the long dying times of poison.
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Electronic Mouse Box Trap
Easy-to-use, no setting or glue
Provides a quick kill
Safety switch deactivates trap when lid is open
Highly effective
Safety switch & tunnel design protects kids & pets
Non-toxic & poison-free
Blinking green light indicates kill
Blinking red light indicates low battery
Operates on four AA batteries (sold separately)
Weight: Approximately .525 pounds
Shipping Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 4 x 2 inches.
Victor Electronic Mouse Box Trap - Mills Fleet Farm
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Coming out of the woods one eve I spied a couple of guys just into the woods on my property. As soon as they saw me they hightailed it to their car and drove away. Wondering what the heck kind of violating they might be up to I followed their tracks and found THIS.
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Any Idea as to what it is? I'm leaning towards it being some sort of a trap so I didn't go anywhere near it! I also found one on the OTHER side of the road also near the creek that passes through. Days later I went back and spied one set of tracks roadside as if they stepped one foot out to check on them. Then no more tracks checking on them for weeks! If it was a trap aren't they suppose to check them daily so an animal doesn't suffer needlessly?
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Post your property with lots of No Trespassing signs and call the cops next time you see them. I don't know what it is but it looks evil to me. It is odd that it is cylindrical. Maybe it is injecting/discharging some chemical into a den to kill something? Not sure that makes sense. I would poke at it with a long stick and see if it snaps, but I am often not careful enough with things.
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Coming out of the woods one eve I spied a couple of guys just into the woods on my property. As soon as they saw me they hightailed it to their car and drove away. Wondering what the heck kind of violating they might be up to I followed their tracks and found THIS.
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Any Idea as to what it is? I'm leaning towards it being some sort of a trap so I didn't go anywhere near it! I also found one on the OTHER side of the road also near the creek that passes through. Days later I went back and spied one set of tracks roadside as if they stepped one foot out to check on them. Then no more tracks checking on them for weeks! If it was a trap aren't they suppose to check them daily so an animal doesn't suffer needlessly?
Look at this raccoon trap.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...DKUIDBOFJTKQAA


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The idea is that the raccoon can’t resist sticking its arm down inside the barrel, which sets off the trigger and causes the wire to clamp down on the coon’s arm.
I did an image search and wrote in trap. got this sight . scroll down a bit the picture was the same as yours.

http://thegrownetwork.com/a-sure-fir...ping-solution/

BTW, this is in no way advocating the traps. It sounds particularly horrid to me.
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So THAT'S how they work. Poor little coons.

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Hunting and Trapping Within a Road Right-of-way or Railroad Right-of-Way
You may hunt and trap within a road right-of-way where the adjoining property is publicly owned. If the adjacent property is privately owned, you must have permission from the landowner.
Sounds like they were SUPPOSE....to contact me first!

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Fur Harvester Rules
• Trappers are legally required to check traps set in a manner to hold animals alive at least once each day in Zones 2 and 3 and at least once within each 48-hour period in Zone 1. It is highly recommended that trappers in Zone 1 check traps daily.
AND check them almost daily!!!

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It is unlawful to:Use snares
Unsure if those are or not as they do go around the coons leg and holds them till you find them.
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Use or have in possession or transport in an area frequented by wild animals a catching device of any kind without permanent etching or a metal tag bearing the user’s name and address,
Hmmmm DIDN'T see any of THAT info hanging on them as in a trap tag which I am... familiar with seeing!

trapping season for coons
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Oct. 1 - Jan. 31
Looks like the only thing they did legal IF they purchased a licence!!!
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS! Next time I find one in my creek I'm pulling it!!!!

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/d...t_461177_7.pdf
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