Posted by T1000 on 18:42:40 3/5/2010 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Re: Best squirrel bait that birds will not eat posted by John Fasoldt on 5:14:15 2/28/2010 from 188.8.131.52:
My setup described in the original post has managed to catch a bird, who crapped on my squirrel bait. I had to throw the bait away and wash the cage. Grrrr. But, I have a new plan. I am going to buy some bird feed like John suggested and chum the area to attract the birds to get the interest of nearby squirrels. As for the bait inside my trap, I am going to use a Reese peanut cup or a peanut butter power bar. The birds should favor the bird feed over the chocolate; however, if the birds want to get stupid and eat the squirrel bait again, then the chocolate will kill them, which will serve them right for messing with my hunt.
By the way, using a brownie as my squirrel bait, it was a bad idea because the brownie got hard as a rock after being left out for three days, which probably robbed it of its once sweet smell and edibility.
Last, I will possibly buy two more traps and set one in the front yard and back in the attic. I want to end this war by 6:00 pm EST tomorrow. I am getting tired and I might just hire a professional. Wish me luck.
Idea for the usage of Reese peanut cup and peanut butter power bar:
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