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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskfly View Post
    Was not going to ask
    Not suppose to ask..it's one of the 'S's of S.S.S.
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Not suppose to ask..it's one of the 'S's of S.S.S.
    No need for SSS when it is protecting farm animals, just make sure you do it humanely, don't use a shovel except to dig the hole.

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    Wasn't a permanent relocate but they moved it if it was up to me for the permanent. But nothing else has happened since then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pair88 View Post
    Wasn't a permanent relocate but they moved it if it was up to me for the permanent. But nothing else has happened since then
    I fear this, the guys in the city are going to drop a problem animal at my front door for me to lose birds to and deal with.

    Be very aware of the legal limits of relocation, whomever relocates the animal can get in trouble for moving it further than legal as it will be outside of the animals range and in many cases cause them to starve to death or cause more problems at the new sight.

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    If they are a problem at your place, and relocate them. You are just giving the problem , and the animals bad habits , to somebody else. old243

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    I agree I did inform them there is a limit on how far they can relocate and to just call me and I would take care of it. But they did what they wanted, out of my hands at this point unless it comes back

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    I had a similar problem a few years ago. It was a mink. Lost 9 chickens one night. 22 before we got it sorted out. They just took the heads. They couldn't get a chicken out the hole in the coop if they tried.
    Get a live trap and SSS. I got it on the first night with the live trap baited with the previous nights kills liver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntingdad View Post
    I had a similar problem a few years ago. It was a mink. Lost 9 chickens one night.
    This little guy decapitated 7 of my chickens before I got him with a leg hole trap...we was getting a very small hole under the rock wall of the chicken coup. Hard to think that he could take down a full grown hen inside a coup where they had roost bars up off the ground. Nasty killer.

    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    This little guy decapitated 7 of my chickens before I got him with a leg hole trap...we was getting a very small hole under the rock wall of the chicken coup. Hard to think that he could take down a full grown hen inside a coup where they had roost bars up off the ground. Nasty killer.

    That's an Ermine I believe, right Mike? Good catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    This little guy decapitated 7 of my chickens before I got him with a leg hole trap...we was getting a very small hole under the rock wall of the chicken coup. Hard to think that he could take down a full grown hen inside a coup where they had roost bars up off the ground. Nasty killer.

    Quote Originally Posted by smitty55 View Post
    That's an Ermine I believe, right Mike? Good catch.
    It could also be a least weasel, but using the pop can for a size comparison for length and girth I think it's an ermine as well.
    A least weasel is 7 to 8 inches maximum and weights about 2 Oz and Ermines are 7 to 13 inches and weight up to 5 Oz.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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