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Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby wolga » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:51 pm

Today I saw a ferret on one of our paddocks ! I couldn't believe it. :shock: Does anybody know which traps
work best and what bait should be used ?
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Re: Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby Marina » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:36 am

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Re: Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby Kracka » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:19 am

I think it was Marina who also made a comment, that having a dog wandering around the property helps to deter the mustelids - they don't like the smell of a dog around
I had my Border Collie loose at night for a couple of years & haven't (touch wood) had any more massacres
have lost a lot of eggs and gained a very fat dog though....
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Re: Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby wolga » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:53 am

Traps are set up and baited! Bought two of these yellow ones at RD1
and used fresh chicken heads for bait. Fingers crossed.
We have a dog too but I'm not sure if that is a real deterrent.
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Re: Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby boof11 » Sat May 09, 2015 1:21 am

I live in suburban Paraparaumu and my dog bailed up a stoat / ferret one afternoon against the fence! I couldn't believe my eyes - never thought I'd see one in suburbia. It was absolutely screaming - couldn't get over the racket it made. I think my pooch was more scared of it.... the cat kept her distance from it too. It finally escaped by contorting itself through a gap in the fence palings and disappeared under the neighbour's house. I bought a yellow KBL tunnel which I keep set but I've never caught anything nor seen any sign of it again. Horrible creatures..... :(
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Re: Ferret & Stoat traps !

Postby Marina » Sat May 09, 2015 10:47 am

That's very unusual, boof, to see a stoat or ferret in suburbia. Do you remember what colour it was? The only occurrence of suburbian ferrets I remember was when they were still bred as pets and they escaped.
Stoats are chestnut brown with a black tip on the tail. Ferrets are a greyish colour and a lot bigger than stoats.

Your dog did a good job and it's quite unlikely that individual will ever come back to be cornered again. Often even the scent of a dog (when they mark their territory) deters mustelids.
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