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How many animals from one back yard? #7923344
08/08/23 08:10 AM
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Whatís the most youíve pulled out of one back yard? I have a customer that sofar I have pulled 14 skunks and 3 possums out of his back yard in the middle of town. Iím still seeing a possum and at least two more skunks on camera. Starting to think Iím trapping everything in town. Got the call after his dog got sprayed and figured it was just a family living under his shed. Imagine my surprise when I kept filling the 4 traps I had in his yard.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7923471
08/08/23 12:19 PM
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Georgia
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Sixteen raccoons and two opossums. Which is strange for Atlanta with low and localized coon numbers, average is two to three. Even stranger these were flipping sod which is my only sod flippers to date.
That was last year.

They had another bit of flipped sod a couple weeks ago I'm pulling traps on that same site this week with zero catches and no new damage. Go figure.


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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7923491
08/08/23 12:39 PM
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61 squirrels, 4 raccoon and 1 skunk.


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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7923720
08/08/23 06:05 PM
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Over what time frame? I've caught 46 woodchucks over 8 years so far. Around 11 possums, 11-12 skunks and 3 raccoons. On my small 1/4 acre property.

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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: 20scout] #7923821
08/08/23 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
61 squirrels, 4 raccoon and 1 skunk.

In about 3 weeks time. They where having problems with squirrels chewing up the wires on some of their farm equipment. Seen signs of raccoon so put out a few sets for them.

Last edited by 20scout; 08/08/23 08:43 PM.

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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7923851
08/08/23 09:37 PM
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Georgia
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Got a loaner program going for an older veteran. He hit armadillo #22 since May today.


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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7924116
08/09/23 09:56 AM
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One February a few years ago we locked onto a ďno tell motelĒ under a guyís front porch. I pulled 19 skunks out. I know there were more caught.

I remember telling a lady (whom you could tell had seen a few things in life) about her attic raccoon no tell motel. She got a far away look in her eyesÖ you could tell she had fond memories of such motels, lol.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7924780
08/10/23 06:28 AM
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19 groundhogs 4 opossums 3 skunks 3 coon and the next year 15 groundhog several coon skunk and possum..this year only 5 groundhog 3skunk and a coon. All from the same yard.Might say though there is a small stream that runs through the property and that makes it a travel corridor

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7924838
08/10/23 07:34 AM
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So far this year I nuisance trapped 3 raccoon, 4 groundhogs, one possum and 2 chipmunks. Working on trapping a skunk at the moment. It's got a LOT of white on it's back.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Tommyran] #7924912
08/10/23 09:22 AM
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10 days of trapping for my situation. Iím waiting for the customer to decide if they want to keep at it. Their dog got sprayed which started the situation.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7925404
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9 coons and one fox.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7929894
08/16/23 10:01 PM
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18 squirrels in my backyard in two weeks.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7930756
08/18/23 09:05 AM
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My own back yard got 12 coon 10 possums 2 mink a skunk 2 red fox an a fisher

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #7931110
08/18/23 07:23 PM
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Catching as many animals in one yard is proof of one thing :

You're not only (possibly) catching the problem animal (s), but every animal the neighborhood and sending someone the bill !

And that is why I hate the Animal Control Business as a whole, one that I worked in for nearly all of my adult life !

Most of the people I meet, even today are a bunch of @#$%^& crooks , preying on the fears and weakness of others !

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8038871
01/03/24 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Rooster705
Whatís the most youíve pulled out of one back yard? I have a customer that sofar I have pulled 14 skunks and 3 possums out of his back yard in the middle of town. Iím still seeing a possum and at least two more skunks on camera. Starting to think Iím trapping everything in town. Got the call after his dog got sprayed and figured it was just a family living under his shed. Imagine my surprise when I kept filling the 4 traps I had in his yard.


East side or west? That is an amazing tally for WA. Over one summer I took 60some possums out of my own backyard in Puyallup. They were running the fence. No bait just a single cage on the top rail.


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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8039434
01/03/24 09:41 PM
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I took 15 coons and one skunk out of one backyard in August of this year.


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Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8039528
01/03/24 11:20 PM
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LT Grey is one of the reasons that this site goes for days without so much as a whisper. Some of us are paid to control the overpopulation when nothing else is legal. Goodbye!

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8039819
01/04/24 10:16 AM
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The circumstances that most of us deal with is this. Wildlife has well adapted to human expansion into their habitat and as a result has flourished. There is more food, shelter and less work involved for many of those living in the wild. It is an ongoing daily routine for truly wild animals to make a living in some habitat areas.

But they make it work or we wouldn't have the populations that we do today in so-called suburbia and cities to a great degree. There wouldn't be a demand for our services if things were different.

A growing percentage of our population doesn't want bothered, don't have the knowledge or would gladly pay someone to handle their problem. They like it that way from what I have seen, or they wouldn't be keeping so many of us in business. The more pacified and removed from nature that these folks become the more dependent they become on our services.

At least the well employed/educated folks that have the ways and means to pay for such work.

Wildlife that has had a taste of the good life become habituated to this multi rich environment. When reproduction does take place within the confines of this "easy life" environment, they just have to make their rounds each night through the neighborhoods.

Most just reaping the benefits of the many opportunities that man has provided them. Then it becomes a generational lifestyle to these animals as the generations evolve.

Bird feeders, lawn care, sprinkler systems, hot tubs, pools, dog / cat food and water bowls, Koi ponds, keeping the garage doors at half-mast for the cats. Decks, sheds, gazebos etc. that is a list of just a few situations that come to mind. These situations are calling cards of opportunity for many species of wildlife.

What is that quote from a movie. "Build it, they will come." It isn't a difficult scenario to figure out.

As to being crooks, I don't view my business model or my pricing structure as such or falling into that category that you have described.

I charge what I deem as a fair price for my time, type of work, equipment, risk factor and knowledge needed to get the job done. A client always has the option to shop around as we all know many do this.

I don't prey on anyone's weaknesses or fears, and I am sure I am not alone in how I do things.

I explain to the potential client, to the best of my abilities, as to what they can expect in results and costs prior to any services being rendered. They can decide to move ahead or decline services based on the information I have provided.

I do not take advantage of anyone. In many cases we are all doing population control of sorts. That is what we do. At times you don't know specifically if you got the offender. Only time will tell us the answer to getting the problem animals. In some circumstances the problem may be a single animal. Other cases it may be an on and off or an ongoing scenario.


Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8041021
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16 skunks, I was amazed that there were that many.

Re: How many animals from one back yard? [Re: Rooster705] #8041098
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During the breeding season a hot female skunk can bring the gents in from miles away. A buddy caught a bunch of high dollar skunks from under an old gals house. He was surprised also.

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