Yes......I put it on the ground, in the greenhouse. Had to put it on to of the fence to get a better snapshot of the trigger/bait pad for you. Two years ago, I caught and relocated (MILES away) 19 grey squirrels using a larger version of this trap.....and, ACTUALLY, scored a double catch in one trap......TWICE.@David from Dothan can't that trap be but on the ground?...a few years back I caught squirrels sitting on our decking destroying my bottle brush shoots for the nectar and I brought a cage and place the nut on the trap like you've done the food in the pic and they was cheeky snatching it and getting out, so I put nuts outside the trap trailed 3 along put two on top of the ledge and two after and bingo...each day one was caught and then released, although your supposed to kill them here in the UK but instead my hubby released them over the canal.
Well I never caught like that but you need to use more food to make them greedy...I had to move my bottle brushes in to the ground in the garden and they was going lovely and last winter how the temps was up and down here..i lost 7 in total, it did my neck inACTUALLY, scored a double catch in one trap......TWICE.
That's, totally, a possibility........but, there's NO remnants of the tops, at all......the tops appear to have just been bitten off.I think the plants got attacked with "damp-off ".. The base of them are shriveled and the tops quickly shrivel up ending up looking like that. No animal will knock over every plant like that and eat every top off..they are very sloppy...
Have no idea where this pic came from, it was in a file on my front page, but look at how these plants have fallen over. They died from " damp off ".
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David if your traps was sprung like you said...i'd reset them add more food like I mentioned and see where you go from there and hopefully you'll catch the blighter...I hate it when things you do get destroyed I brought a nice plant early this year that a slug destroyed caught it 2nd night of looking at 1am in the morning...the things we doHad TWO sprung traps
Ohhh, I'll catch him.......IF he comes back. Hope he got hit on the noggin by the last sprung trap and that it deters him from returning.Maybe if you have a critter that you can not catch, you should think about caging in your pot of plants s that he can't get to them....at least for the moment...
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