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#6320566 - 06/02/16 07:56 PM Dog proof coon trap catch a possum?
Ridinbackwards Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Van Alstyne, Texas
Will a possum stick his little grungy paw in a dog proof raccoon trap? I have one coming up to the house regularly to eat cat food. Would put out a coil spring trap, but don't want to catch the wife's cat.
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#6320640 - 06/02/16 08:23 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Registered: 11/27/15
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Cat will put its paw in the trap, catch the opossum by live trap or 55 gallon barrel

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#6320877 - 06/02/16 10:25 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Possum will get caught. Use dog food or a marshmallow to avoid the cat getting in it.
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#6321188 - 06/03/16 08:52 AM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Yes, Possum will reach into the trap. So will Squirrels.
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#6321955 - 06/03/16 07:32 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Van Alstyne, Texas
Nice. I was thinking peanut butter, but a marshmallow might be easier. I've trapped lots of stuff, but always with a live trap, or a coil/longspring trap. No experience with the dog proof traps.
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#6322556 - 06/04/16 01:30 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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#6322636 - 06/04/16 02:55 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 111
Loc: Hunt county Texas
Marshmellows are the best bait for those dog proof traps. Coons love them and your hands don't stink after setting the trap. I would bet a possum would go after the marshmellow too. One tip...put one marshmellow under the trigger then set another on top of the tube so it is visable. The varmit will see the marshmellow from a distance that is one top, once he eats that one he will look for another, next thing you know hes stuck in your trap


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#6322837 - 06/04/16 04:55 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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I have caught several skunks in mine also using marshmallows......
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#6324834 - 06/06/16 10:57 AM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Didn't figure a skunk would go for a marshallow, but I guess they are pretty good tastin'
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#6329412 - 06/09/16 04:08 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
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Registered: 11/01/11
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Loc: Sterling
I have caught a couple this year. Be have not in the past. I did change up my bait though

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#6352534 - 06/29/16 09:17 PM Re: Dog proof coon trap catch a possum? [Re: Ridinbackwards]
passthru Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ridinbackwards
Didn't figure a skunk would go for a marshallow, but I guess they are pretty good tastin'

The marshmallow or the skunk? confused2
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