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Old 10-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #31
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We have used the rotating can and 5 gallon bucket system for some time now. Works well.

But we have a real squirrel problem here. So I like that first trap of yours. About how big is that one? I think I'll need to rig one up here.

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Old 10-23-2010, 02:16 PM   #32
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You'd be better off building one like the one I made for raccoons.... VERY strong and they cannot get out until YOU let them out. I can draw up the plans if you like.

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You'd be better off building one like the one I made for raccoons.... VERY strong and they cannot get out until YOU let them out. I can draw up the plans if you like.

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Is there a pic of the one for the 'coons?
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #34
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Nope, it got recycled when it got too old.

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Nope, it got recycled when it got too old.

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The 'coon or the trap...

In that case, plans would be wonderful...thank you!
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The trap, ya big goof.... That darn thing caught coons, rats, cats, dogs and a chicken once too!

You'll need a little talent in carpentry to make one..... do you have any experience building things?

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The trap, ya big goof.... That darn thing caught coons, rats, cats, dogs and a chicken once too!

You'll need a little talent in carpentry to make one..... do you have any experience building things?

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Uhhhmmm, I'll have to see if I can find something I made...I did make a pencil box in school when I was 11. Does that count?
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Oh sure!

If you can glue popsicle sticks together and make THAT, you should have no problems at all building this!

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Just put explosives all around your house. Leave your doors open. When the varmints go inside, blow up everything.
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You'll need:

" solder screen.
1", 1", and 2" drywall screws. (galvanized if for outdoor use)
2"X2"s, 2"X4"s
Old door latch from old doorknob.
Catch from same.
4 or 5 screw-in eyehooks.
Smooth steel rod.
" plywood.
Door hinges.
Spring. (trampoline springs work great)
Clothesline.

All of these screwed together make a pretty cool trap. I always prayed I never had a skunk in it.... (luckily I never did)

She took our camera to kid's b-day party, I'll take a shot of what's left later and post it.

I think it's a hen's roost now? ....Might be a rodent cage.....?

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Just put explosives all around your house. Leave your doors open. When the varmints go inside, blow up everything.
This worked well for the neighbors we hated back in the old neighborhood....

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You'll need:

" solder screen.
1", 1", and 2" drywall screws. (galvanized if for outdoor use)
2"X2"s, 2"X4"s
Old door latch from old doorknob.
Catch from same.
4 or 5 screw-in eyehooks.
Smooth steel rod.
" plywood.
Door hinges.
Spring. (trampoline springs work great)
Clothesline.

All of these screwed together make a pretty cool trap. I always prayed I never had a skunk in it.... (luckily I never did)

She took our camera to kid's b-day party, I'll take a shot of what's left later and post it.

I think it's a hen's roost now? ....Might be a rodent cage.....?

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I think I have everything except the 1/4" solder screen. My smooth steel rod is 3/8"...is that a good size? In 10' lengths right now.

I'll get the screen.
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That's an OK size.... just be sure it passes easily through the eyehooks.
3/16" rod would do.... easier to bend a loop at one end to tie the line to....
You could hammer the 3/8" flat on an anvil, then drill a hole I guess....?

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I had it set up so I could use a kite string to open the door from a distance determined only by the length of the string....
That came in real handy with a coon once.... I think if I build another one new, I'll use some clear plexi all around the outside as well, just in CASE we get a skunk. But they normally don't seem to go for the baits, they like their grubs...... which is a good thing. Po)

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I had it set up so I could use a kite string to open the door from a distance determined only by the length of the string....
That came in real handy with a coon once.... I think if I build another one new, I'll use some clear plexi all around the outside as well, just in CASE we get a skunk. But they normally don't seem to go for the baits, they like their grubs...... which is a good thing. Po)

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No skunks here, just mice, very rarely a rat, mink and sea otters. Which I sincerely hope will be too big to get into a trap.

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