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Something under my shed


I have something that has decided under my shed is the best place to live. Last 10 years haven't had an issue, but since we lost my dog due to age, wildlife has taken over. What suggestions do you have to keep the critters out? (not another dog as I'm not ready)
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Make it unattractive for the boogers. Underpin it, clear out vegetation and throw a few mothballs under it, but let them have a way out until you are able to rid the shed of them. Then seal it up.
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22 caliper semi auto with scope, and a large glass of iced tea while you patiently wait.
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Would help to know what kind of critter(s). Racoon, woodchuck???
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Ayuh,.... Set a few leg-hold traps,......

It saves the waitin' around with the .22,.....

I popped the last raccoon I caught in a trap with my bb gun,.....
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Would help to know what kind of critter(s). Racoon, woodchuck???
Honestly I am not sure. I know I had a fox for a bit. I haven't been able to spot it. I need to see about setting up a camera. I only showed 2 of 3 holes underneath the shed. If I close off these 2 there is one last exit.
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22 caliper semi auto with scope, and a large glass of iced tea while you patiently wait.
Don't think my neighbors would would appreciate my firing a gun with their houses so close. We are all on 1/2 acre lots. Plus our rule is if you shoot it, you eat it.
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Ayuh,.... Set a few leg-hold traps,......

It saves the waitin' around with the .22,.....

I popped the last raccoon I caught in a trap with my bb gun,.....
Ayuh,.... Those need to be outlawed. Back in the 1970's my dog came home with one of those on his foot. How'd you like to stick your hand in one of those?

And you shot a coon with a BB Gun? You need to be more humane, that's just ****ing stupid.

Treat animals as you would like to be treated.

Klmeenan, Trap and relocate the animal with one of these: https://www.amazon.com/HomGarden-Gro...SIN=B07B7K1M1X
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Ayuh,.... Those need to be outlawed. Back in the 1970's my dog came home with one of those on his foot. How'd you like to stick your hand in one of those?

And you shot a coon with a BB Gun? You need to be more humane, that's just ****ing stupid.

Treat animals as you would like to be treated.
Ayuh,..... Whatever,...... Leg-hold traps are legal traps,.....

When I set them, I check 'em every single day, while according to the law, I don't have to when trappin' vermin, only when fur trappin',.....

If I catch yer dog,.... Yer dog shouldn't be trashing My property,.....
No sympathy from me,..... Control Yer pets,....

'n my bb gun, at 1200 fps, scrambled that coons brains, Instantly,......
It never knew what hit 'im,......
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Ayuh,..... Whatever,...... Leg-hold traps are legal traps,.....

When I set them, I check 'em every single day, while according to the law, I don't have to when trappin' vermin, only when fur trappin',.....
Oh, you have the special leg-hold traps that only catch "vermin"... now it makes sense.

Leg hold traps capture whatever steps on it, you know that.
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Oh, you have the special leg-hold traps that only catch "vermin"... now it makes sense.

Leg hold traps capture whatever steps on it, you know that.
Ayuh,..... I suspect you know Nothing about trappin',....

The nature of the "Set" determines what will step into it,.......

The where, 'n how I set my traps is such that whatever steps into it, is in fact vermin,......
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Ayuh,..... I suspect you know Nothing about trappin',....

The nature of the "Set" determines what will step into it,.......

The where, 'n how I set my traps is such that whatever steps into it, is in fact vermin,......
I know when I used to stay with my Uncle that a lot of the time what he caught wasn't what he was after, but that everything he caught suffered horribly.

I also know that using a have-a-heart live trap means the animal won't suffer horribly.

That's enough knowledge on the subject, unless you are the type of human that doesn't care how much an animal suffers.
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I know when I used to stay with my Uncle that a lot of the time what he caught wasn't what he was after, but that everything he caught suffered horribly.
Ayuh,..... Thank you, for confirming my suspicions,......

Have a nice day,.......
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We use live traps and let em go some miles away (apparently squirrels have like a 5 mile radius territory?!?) We usually let the critters live with us for the most part, except shrews that come in the house and piss on my floors, those find the end of a stick pretty quick. We have a marmot in our wood pile that eats the shrews, a moose and family that sleeps behind the shop, a few squirrels in the front yard (the one got too busy eating up my trees and making a pine mess on the yard so he went bye bye,) there's a porcupine (sometimes under the front driveway, sometimes under the back deck,) and we have a black bear that wanders through on trash days (neighbors won't stop putting their trash out the night before. I thought he'd die last summer since he got into our trash because the trash folks were late and ate a bunch of paint and stain stuff >.< but I think he pulled through,) we also have an eagle that likes my big birch in the front, and a woodpecker that likes to wake me up early :P


Related: My husband keeps threatening to put out a trap to catch the neighbors dog. It'd all be fine if the mutt stopped ****ting right in front of his shop door...
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