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Reply #240 - Feb 19th, 2017 at 11:07pm
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Haha yea they go off with a bang don't have a setting tool or safety clip haha wonder what price our friends doc get them for
  
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Reply #241 - Feb 26th, 2017 at 12:50pm
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250's are very effective but overkill really
I would buy 200's
Just as good but cheaper and easier to use
200's kill possums and headgehogs easily so won't be an issue on ferrets
  
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Reply #242 - Feb 26th, 2017 at 9:09pm
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I havenít had anything in my Doc250 for a couple of months - just rats playing with the three ping pong balls - sometimes outside - I need to clean it and make it trip lighter
Still working on the grey cat family - I started with Mum about six months ago - the recent grey ones are getting bigger
Looked small in the back of the Havaheart cage - but he was a big Tom - all the recent ones are straight grey colour - like their Mum 
He liked the look of a whole small bunny I had snapped in a Victor box - Man - he could hiss and snarl - I have left a tin of sardines for his mates


Trying out some new Connovation lure - Egg Mayo - looks and smells yummy
Loaded a line of ten Victors on the boundary line - been pretty quiet down there so will be interesting to see how it goes
I got a couple of rats on another boundary corner - two traps- two kills every time - its going to be hard to have Pest Free NZ



  
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Reply #243 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:26pm
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Cruz wrote on Feb 26th, 2017 at 9:09pm:
I havenít had anything in my Doc250 for a couple of months - just rats playing with the three ping pong balls - sometimes outside - I need to clean it and make it trip lighter
Still working on the grey cat family - I started with Mum about six months ago - the recent grey ones are getting bigger
Looked small in the back of the Havaheart cage - but he was a big Tom - all the recent ones are straight grey colour - like their Mum†
He liked the look of a whole small bunny I had snapped in a Victor box - Man - he could hiss and snarl - I have left a tin of sardines for his mates


Trying out some new Connovation lure - Egg Mayo - looks and smells yummy
Loaded a line of ten Victors on the boundary line - been pretty quiet down there so will be interesting to see how it goes
I got a couple of rats on another boundary corner - two traps- two kills every time - its going to be hard to have Pest Free NZ





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Reply #244 - Mar 3rd, 2017 at 1:52pm
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Well had a handful of traps out and in 3 weeks have had 13 ferrets think there a few getting round
  
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Reply #245 - Mar 12th, 2017 at 9:11am
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Snap - he didnít enjoy steel around his neck - maybe we underestimate what a Snap-E or a Victor Pro can do - a low cost trap for rats that can kill a stoat
I had three traps at this spot - the Snap-E on a fence stay has been catching a rat every few days - so I pulled in an A24 on a ramp 3m away and also a Victor in a box about 5m away - so why did the stoat check out the blue ďSmooth in a TubeĒ in the Snap-E rather than the other two options with the same lure - maybe he could smell the dead rats on the fence stay 
Just the second stoat I have ever caught on the property










  
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Reply #246 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 9:40pm
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smooth blue...... looks like smurf toothpaste Grin
  
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Reply #247 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 9:44pm
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Raptor wrote on Feb 14th, 2017 at 4:46am:
You can get empty 250 boxes from Haines Pallet Co Ltd, see:
http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/conservation/threats-and-impacts/animal-pests/d...
Note of advice ensure you always use the safety clip with the 250 as well as the setting tool - mean traps but they work well.




we run 20 or so 250s and dont use either the safety clip(you could use a wool pack clip) or setting tool,you turn trap around and place foot on top edge of box the pull kill bar up towards you.....the jiggle at top to get trigger to set can be "interesting" but in 4 years Ive only lost skin once and that was 3 weeks back.
  
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Reply #248 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 7:49am
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Yea they go off with a bang micky would hate to have hand in it
  
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Reply #249 - Apr 2nd, 2017 at 8:01pm
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Just bought 11 of those SnapE traps. Do you use the blue stuff or the yellow stuff or combo?
  
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Reply #250 - Apr 4th, 2017 at 12:42pm
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Just using blue stuff at present Sako
Hard to say if they are using it for toothpaste MD - but they have usually got it all over their face
One of the buggars ate a big chunk out of the foot plate of a Snap-E a few days back - while his mate was stuck in the trap - I guess it is safer that way
I slosh plenty of blue stuff on the traps - if I am doing the slog - I want results - and they donít always get much





A Mate on FB has been telling me to slosh it on to get results - so I did an experiment with a timms on a log that had been dormant for several months - I cleaned out the last bit of a large tube of blue stuff - had it all over my gloves - so wiped it on the trap and the log - 21/3/17


Couple of days later 23/3/17


Couple of days later 25/3/17


Yesterday 3/4/17 - I am not on the Connovation payroll - but I think you will see that it works - possums, rats and stoats
I do feed Cruz well - but he loves to drag them out of the timms and carts them round for a while - until he gets a claw in the face


  
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Reply #251 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 8:51pm
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Put a message in . Waiting to hear. We are back in block at end of month. Plan to get another 10 traps making 21 to put out. Done effing hours doing up the track.Will probably put up some cut plastic buckets cut in half as a weather shield.Thanks.
  
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Reply #252 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 11:33pm
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another smelly stoat in a doc 250 today...... funny looking wee bugga,didnt have black hair at all just cream underneath and brown all the rest including his short stumpy tail.....made sure to rub its smelly but all over inside of trap.
  
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Reply #253 - Apr 8th, 2017 at 9:53pm
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We are going to get a try on that upmarket Egg stuff. Sounds salacious and eggciting.  Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #254 - Apr 9th, 2017 at 9:24pm
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Rebaited my traps today, not much happening.
One trap only had a rat tail underneath the DOC200 kill bar, something had came along and ate the rat and the bait (an egg and rabbit meat). Yuck  Huh
  
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