Comments on: Mystery Killer Caught on Camera http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236204 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:06:39 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1236204 Ahhh, so great advice! Thank you! Aaack – the skunks – the most dreaded pests.

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By: StoneMaven http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236191 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:28:27 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1236191 If you do try a coon sized trap, skip the bacon and buy a can of CHEAP catfood. Do Not Open The Lid! Use a church key type opener and make holes all around the lid so the coon can smell it but has to work to get at any of the food. Then tie the can to the back of the trap with a wire through the ring pull. That way they can’t just steal the bait and go. Works for egg stealing skunks too, but only if you don’t have kitties! We finally had to get a guard dog to stop the coons here. They were not only killing the poultry, but caught a couple of the younger barn cats too. Our Anatolian Shepard put an end to everything but the skunks. He thinks they are cats…but then so do the cats. Let me tell you, it’s unnerving to come home and see 3 skunks cozied up to the kitties at the food bowl! DH shot 7 in 2 weeks this fall.

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By: Jan http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1120270 Sun, 04 May 2014 12:45:51 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1120270 I was going to say, that’s a small trap. You need a bigger trap for coons. A wildlife control officer told me, that the way they dispatch the coons is with a .22 after it was trapped. A trapper friend of mine said (might be hard to swallow) but to drown it while it’s still in the trap. But a coon that size might be hard to carry around. Once you have killed it, you might contact the local Boys Scouts and see if they want a coon to skin. Or you might be able to find a trapper who would gladly take it for you.

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By: Jan http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1120251 Sun, 04 May 2014 12:35:51 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1120251 Joyce, when you decide to run a hot wire, run two lines. One about 6 inch’s off the ground and another one above it about a foot higher up. They can’t go under, though or over. Your kids will respect it and your pets will steer clear too. And if you have a male dog, well he will get the message real fast. If you have never used a hot box before, they are quite easy to set up. It’s not like an electric fence, it pulsates on and off, on and off. Only maintenance needed is to keep weeds away from the wire. But some of the hot box’s or buzz box, can burn the weeds. I raise pigs on a small farm and we had to keep the dirt away from the wire. The pigs root and push the dirt up to the wire to ground it out before trying to escape. Plus they would test it every day just to make sure it’s on. Good luck.

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By: Pam http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1106262 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:04:12 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1106262 Hi from Spain,
we are ex pats from the UK had a Bakery here for the past 14 years and live out in the sticks halfway up a mountain with 7 rescue dogs and two rescue cats (Spanish folk are not animal lovers) as the dogs were all abandoned and probably lived wild for many months before we had them, they are free spirits and last october one came home after missing for two days, she had been shot, the rifle bullet had gone through her thigh and the through her tail, the veterinary hospital fixed her up and she is OK, sadly her daughter who was born just a few days after we got her was shot dead last week, probably by the same person. It’s sad raccoons have to do this to survive, but out killer just does it for fun.

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By: Beachcomber http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1105373 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 04:07:01 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1105373 That last picture reminded me of the “Alvin and the Chipmunk” movie scene when they draw on Dave’s work presentation a picture of Theodore’s rear end. LOL! After eating all of your chickens, ducks, compost and feed it is no wonder that Raccoon has a big a**. Sorry you lost your animals. Those Raccoons are stealthy and sneaky creatures. Hopefully you will figure out a solution to the problem.

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By: Jackie Adams http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1105352 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 23:03:33 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1105352 Hi,We live on three acres in Sydney,Australia and have 10 Isa Brown chooks.Sydney is full of foxes even in the City and suburbs.You either have to have a concrete floor in the chook house or do as we did and dig down about a foot round the sides and put in wire mesh so they can’t dig in.We also get the odd snake which look for mice.

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By: Joyce P http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1105174 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:51:39 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1105174 Check out livestock guardian dogs such as mastiffs: here some info for you!

http://sistersheritagefarms.com/livestock-guardian-dogs.html

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By: Betty D http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1104921 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:23:01 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1104921 Jaden….My son in law has one of those night camera’s down by his pond just to see what comes by…Like someone posted…a guinea hens which are great alarms ….they lay small eggs and can be eaten. Locking up the hen house might be needed till they find away in. As for trapping anything…and taken miles away…here you cant do it….as it may have disease and it would be spreading it…other wise Id be for that. Racoons are bad also for just killing them…just to do it and there bad about getting rabies. A relative of my sisters had a dog that stayed in the chicken yard near the hen house…Now thats a good idea….. I sure wish you luck with the issue as I know its frustrating. my parents had issue and lost all there slowly.

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By: Sherry Scott http://steamykitchen.com/32181-mystery-killer-caught-on-camera.html/comment-page-1#comment-1104916 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:03:48 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=32181#comment-1104916 I find that a handy 410 with buckshot works wonders on “big raccoon ass”es.

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