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Yesterday, caught a neighbor's cat in one of the live traps. Stupid cat.

Caught the second, smaller mink today in the same trap, after it had killed a total of 13 hens.

The traps will remain set for the foreseeable future (or at least until after mating season).

Between the two of them, they have accounted for 20 hens.

Date: 2012-03-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] goldsquare.livejournal.com
I wish I had something to say other than "I'm sorry". But at least you caught two minks so far.

Date: 2012-03-13 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitzw.livejournal.com
Thank you for the thought. Commiseration actually goes a long way in this kind of situation. ;-)

Date: 2012-03-13 06:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oakmouse
Congrats on nobbling both of the buggers. Hope you have no further problems.

Date: 2012-03-13 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitzw.livejournal.com
My brother deserves full credit for the first mink, and partial credit for the second (he's the one who told me where the large trap was at the farm).

Date: 2012-03-13 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitzw.livejournal.com
Although I almost got that first mink myself, using that rake...

Date: 2012-03-14 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calygrey.livejournal.com
20 chickens. Holy cow. That's a slaughter for sure.

You buying more chicks this spring?

Date: 2012-03-16 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prince-hring.livejournal.com
I hear that minks are more valuable than hens... but I digress.

If this mink vs. hen happens at night, sometimes keeping a (dim) light on in the henhouse works. It sure works for weasels and aren't mink just weasels on steroids? :-)

Date: 2012-03-17 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitzw.livejournal.com
The first of the two mink was in with the hens during the daylight, at about 10:00 AM, in broad daylight (not even a cloudy day). I don't think a nightlight would have helped in that circumstance. ;-)

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