Re: [gardeners] OT sloth trap for sale?

George Shirley (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 11:51:14 -0600 wrote:
> >Caught a jillion cats in a Havahart that was 24 inches long by about 8
> >or 9 inches square. The industrial plants I worked in couldn't allow the
> >cats to stay as they tended to short out the switching gear for the
> >electrical power. Had the security guards set them at night and then
> >transfer the contents to a large holding cage loaned by county animal
> >control. They picked up every two days and we fed the cats in between
> >pickups. I think a 36 inch long trap might be a tad big. Try closing one
> >end and baiting with half empty tuna cans, use the tuna that's packed in
> >oil, some how it seems to attract the cats better. Probably would catch
> >lots of possums too. <VBG>
> >
> >George
> >
> Now I don't know about the cat situation, but George is an authority on
> dealing with boar possums. Especially since he learned what possums do
> after a shotgun blast misses them but opens a hole in the henhouse roof.
> <VBG> Margaret L

Now Margaret, I didn't miss the possum. He scared me so bad when he
hissed at me that I inadvertently pulled the trigger on the 12-bore.
Talk about embarrassed. All I knew was something was after the laying
hens, wasn't planning on a big ol' snaggle-toothed boar possum sitting
on the rafters just over my head. Good thing roofing tin is easy to

George, laughing at the memory