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Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7051563
11/16/20 06:44 AM
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I have caught a lot of lynx just using otter for bait. I would tie the whole carcass up to a tree and surround with snares in the dead of winter. When I use to have red fox in my area I would bury the otter with just the tail sticking out and catch a lot of fox in snares. Never found them of much use in a bait pile.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7051648
11/16/20 08:49 AM
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Back in the day people used to eat otter here. Hard times food like a lot of stuff.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7051833
11/16/20 01:11 PM
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From my experience maggots will barely eat them. Throw them out in a bait pile and everything else will be ate while the otter lays there and rots.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7052077
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Yeah, one time I gave a friend some beaver and otter carcasses. He used them for bear bait on his property. Bears loved the beaver but did a WIDE circle around the trees with the otter staked to them. Never did touch them otters.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7054193
11/18/20 01:01 PM
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My neighbor came here in the 50's and trapped on foot out of Circle. They ran out of food and ended up eating Marten. That was the last of his trapping experience!

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7054381
11/18/20 04:10 PM
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Otter are the only carcasses i can leave laying outside that village dogs wont eat.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7056998
11/20/20 08:26 PM
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Iv had fox eat other fox carcasses but otter and coons never get touched here... beaver and rats are gone overnight

Re: Otter trapping [Re: trappergirl04] #7058979
11/22/20 05:21 PM
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Some otter here have worms under the hide, as do mink, I've been told it's because they have been eating a lot of shellfish.

Re: Otter trapping [Re: newfox1] #7059343
11/22/20 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by newfox1
Some otter here have worms under the hide, as do mink, I've been told it's because they have been eating a lot of shellfish.


Yes crustaceans but not like the shellfish we think of eating. What you see is likely guinea worms. The larval stage is expelled from ulcers on infected otter, mink, coons etc.....into water. The water makes the ulcer burst. Once in the water, the larvae are eaten by tiny crustaceans known as copepods....there are many species but cyclops in the most likely in N. America.

These Cyclops guys are only 1 or 2 mm in length. They are essentially zooplankton. Along comes a trout, whitefish, frogs and eats cyclops.....or many cyclops. Now Mr otter and Mr mink eat the fish or frog and the cycle repeats itself.

There have also been marten around the Great Lakes found to have Guinea worm or Dracunculis insignis. The ones in otter are Dracunculis lutrae

We find them under the skin of mostly the back legs of moose here. I suspect they pick them up when eating vegetation from the bottom of ponds, or just drinking the water.

Gulo or North of 50 can do a much better job on this subject


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Re: Otter trapping [Re: Boco] #7059600
11/23/20 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
How about a nice otter stew,dont forget the green gland cream for the sauce.


Boco you forgot the Ketchup, but it has to come out of the glass bottles, so you get the real plop when you hit the bottom.

White17 you did a good white-wash agreement in your closing.

If you want to see fur mites, just wash an otter skin. Counts are in the 1000's so be prepared for a 12 hour picking 1mm floaters.

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