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Offline Marc St Louis

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Mouse Hunter
« on: July 17, 2017, 05:17:55 am »
A couple Winters ago I was hearing a bit of noise in one corner of my shop so I went out to see what was happening.  I saw this guy scrambling around so I went and got my camera and was able to snap this pic just as he squeezed through a crack near the roof, I was sure I had plugged them all.



Pretty sure he feasted on many a Mouse but he did make a bit of a mess with the insulation. 

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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 06:21:18 am »
Weasels are great mousers
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:00:13 am »
I could use one of them.
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 08:07:29 am »
Would that be an Ermin in the winter?
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:15:46 am »
I have trouble with red squirrels at my camp. Lots of trouble. I took two wooden base rat traps and super glue a piece of corn on the catch so they couldn't steal it AND I catch mice also.  I screw the traps to a piece of wood on my wood pile so they can't take off with it.  Just an idea.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 10:26:41 am »
Ah Jeb, >:D you are thinking Possibles Bag
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 05:40:38 pm »
I think some people call them Ermin, to me they are Weasels.  Brown in the Summer and white in the Winter.  I found a young one a couple weeks ago dead on the path that leads to my shop
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 05:49:22 pm »
Black tip on the tail of that weasel???
At this moment over here there are a few gardner snakes that live in my tractor shed that I'm sure get after the mice which I kinda like really.At least I find their skin sheds from time to time.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 07:30:43 pm »
The black snakes are at work in my out buildings :) :)
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 07:22:28 am »
Looks like a pretty good sized Wessel Marc. I'm pretty sure the mice would be messing up your insulation anyhow. As long as that's all the trouble he makes Your in good shape.
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2017, 10:46:37 am »
 We have three weasel species here. The Short Tailed Weasel or Stoat is the one called ermine typically when in its winter coat.

 All three will change color if they are far enough North.

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 02:58:39 pm »
I have two lazy cats that would rather catch lizards so I bring home corn snakes, rat snakes black snakes and indigo snakes and turn them loose in the shop.

JEB, I'm going to borrow your super glue trick.
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Offline vinemaplebows

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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 09:53:47 am »
Get the larger plastic trigger traps,(trigger is the only thing plastic) and put peanut butter UNDER the trigger, tward the back of the trigger.
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Re: Mouse Hunter
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2017, 11:17:36 am »
They look real good on my sporran, too.  BJ, I think any snake big enough to eat a groundhog is way too big! Like maybe a boa constrictor, or Python!  Ground squirrels, probably a bull snake or black snake.
This thread is a neat lesson in wildlife identification :-D (B) (-_) :G! >:D
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2017, 02:41:33 pm »
Brian, I also dribble some honey on the trigger so they will get in close and lick it.  :OK

Hawkdancer, might be able to find you a Python or two down here. )P(
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