Animal Trapping Ideas

How to Make a Garbage Can and Ramp Trap

What you’ll need:
30 gallon (113.6 L) metal garbage can
A long, sturdy piece of wood (preferably a 2×4)

Instructions:
1. Just before dark, place the garbage can upright where you want to trap the skunk. Have it against something strong, such as a wall, so that the skunk cannot tip it over. Bait it with cat food, peanut butter, canned sardines, cat food, or other strong-smelling foods. Set it near the skunk’s den or its route of access to your property.

2. Get a long, sturdy piece of wood (it must be thick and heavy enough to hold a skunk, maybe a 2 x 4). Use it as a ramp to allow the skunk to get from the ground to inside the garbage can.

3. The skunk will not be able to get out of the garbage can. If handled carefully, it will hopefully not spray.

4. After the skunk is inside, put the lid on the garbage can. Put it in your truck and carry the skunk away to a wooded area. Release by tying (or clamping) a twenty foot or longer cord to the lid handle. This will allow you to take off the lid and letting the skunk make its own way back into nature without danger of getting sprayed.

Extracted from https://survivallife.com/deter-skunks/


 

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