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If you’ll recall a couple weeks ago I was having a problem with Raccoons
helping themselves to my peelers I was sloughing on the deck.
Sooo I contacted the City of Bowie and found I could get\ a trap from them once I called DNR and received a permit # free of charge. Imagine that something FREE! I go to the city with the permit # leave a $50 deposit for the trap fill out the paper work and come home and bait the trap with what else but “Chicken Necks”. This morning not to my surprise I have the Masked Bandit in the trap. At 8:00AM I call the animal control people
And tell the officer I caught a raccoon last night. And would they come and get it. As it is illegal for me to release it. He the officer precedes to give me the ride act because I trapped the Nocturnal Animal at night and not between the hours of 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM. He went on to tell me it was a crime and I could receive a citation. And he was going to set it free in my yard when he arrived and I had to forfeit my $50. When the officer arrived he had a different domineer. The first thing he did was give me back my check. But said I could not get another trap because I had violated the code! He took the trap to his truck and said he would take care of the animal. He did say I could get a trap from some place but the name escapes me now.. I’m sure the Masked Bandit has friends and family that will back in my Kitty Pool after this week end when I get some more peelers…
Yep, that will do the trick alright! Bad advise! Good way to get in a lot of legal trouble. Body grip traps can only be set in areas completely covered in water, like a swamp or marsh, or submerged under water. Set them on dry land or on a pier and you're breaking the law. Kill someones pet in one, or worse hurt someones kid & you'll likely end up in court! A 220 can easily break a childs arm.
Stick with the cage trap!
Unless that animal control guy was citing some ridiculous & obsure city ordinance, nuisance wildlife comes under the jurisdiction of the state DNR, and since you got a permit, you should not have been in any trouble. That's why they give permits! What a bunch of BS!
I fur trapped for over 30 years & did nuisance control too! I never heard of anything so ridiculous!
I trapped in a box trap and relocated to a local state park. Sheriff told me I wasn't allowed to transport wild animals. Hence the tarp and duct work. Box trap allows release of the local cats unharmed.
Ahhhh....good ole City of Bowie employees...you gotta love em....guess that was a good lesson Dale....next time call me....Ive lost so many chickens and peelers to raccoons, I would LOVE to exact some revenge on the little bastards!!