Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Getting a lot of good use
We have several bird feeders, and living in the midst of a heavily wooded area, raccoons are to be expected - especially with the overflow seeds on the ground. So far this spring there have been 5 participants in the raccoon relocation program. Stale marshmallows tossed in just beyond the trip pad have been consistently effective. This trap has held up better than the previous trap which had the trigger lever running inside the trap - the trapped raccoons have bent it so bad that it can't hardly be used. With this one, it runs on the outside and they haven't been able to cause any damage. When there's a raccoon that seems hesitant to go IN the trap and tries to mess with it from the sides (thus tripping it), I've found that setting a heavy object on top of the trap is effective in discouraging that. One issue with the collapsible design, though, is that it is possible (happened once) for the animal to undo one of the wires that secures the back end of the trap. Other than that, it's worked great!
Last summer, I caught 10 raccoons and 10 possums
- Caught 9 raccoons
I caught 9 small to medium size racoons, and it was very easy to set. That was my major concern, then the next one was releasing them. I got a neighbor teenager to help me and all went well.