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Old 09-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #81
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #82
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The trap is set but I already have discouraging results. As soon as I set it out and bated it MY cat just walked right in it, looked at the trigger plate and stepped over it.

I was kinda surprised that he went for the tuna, he usually wont touch it unless its a last resort.

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The trap is set but I already have discouraging results. As soon as I set it out and bated it MY cat just walked right in it, looked at the trigger plate and stepped over it.

I was kinda surprised that he went for the tuna, he usually wont touch it unless its a last resort.
This is why I prefer the smaller box traps with a cross section about 8" x 8". The grown cats have to crouch a bit which makes it harder for them to dodge the trigger. IME, cats are basically the opposite of claustrophobic. The ferals that hang out at the office seek cover under cars or behind a planter. I assume they have realized that anything bigger than them either can't move as fast in the confined spaces or just can't fit in there. I have also noticed that cheaper canned cat food smells stronger than canned tuna, and that the office cats can smell it from a distance.
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I set out my smaller trap tonight and I caught....my cat. Oh well at least it proves that it works. Reset and try again.

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Is there any way to keep stray cats away yet still letting my cat come in the yard? My cat stays outside because I am way to allergic to let him in the house. There are four stray cats that I have seen in the neighborhood and I just caught two of them eating out of my cats food bowl.
I’m thinking maybe trap them and release them outside of town or take them to the shelter but the city had a trap behind my house for awhile and I don’t think they ever caught any cats.
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Feed your cat in a patio, porch, or make a ‘cathouse’ just for it and it’s food. Use one of these to control access:
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There are many methods that are effective at removing roaming cats. It's very difficult to beat the dog catchers trap and some tuna fish. One if you have a county trap on your property you have run legal means to an end. If the cats owner gets mad they have a lifetime to get over it. If my dogs went to their house and chased the cats around all day they would call the dog catcher. It's only fair to call the dog catcher to catch an animal that is trying to eat the wild birds I am feeding.

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http://tools.woot.com/plus/havahart-critter-traps-1

If anybody needs a havahart trap, Woot has them on sale today. I have not compared the prices by size.
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