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Baiting stealing from DP traps

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3 of my DP traps had their bait stolen with setting them off. I'm using dog food and mini marshmallows.

 

Any thoughts of what's doing on or any adjustments I should make?

 

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Mice do steal bait out of DPs. The usually don't set off the trap. If they do they get squished. Got a few over the years. I would make sure your bait is also under the trigger, so it can be pulled up and set off with a catch.

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I've had a few smaller coons able to somehow get it out without setting off the trigger. I started smearing some on trigger. They just cant resist trying to get that last bit off of there

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1-Set on a hair trigger

2-Golf ball on top 

3- plastic coon cap 

4- spear a large marshmallow on trigger.

5- and my super secret system....stack two or three gummy lifesavers on the trigger .... Don't tell anyone.

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