Live trapping would be the only thing you could get away with out of season. I hope he doesn't live that long.
I do wonder if a simple box trap could be rigged though. Getting him all excited with the birds might make him do stupid things (it works with people and deer
) - so if I made a cage that connected up to the pen and was the only access at the birds (wall them in), then put some canned dog food (the yote eats it right up) in there - it could work.
I deleted the video off the SD card, but my duck is scaring coons away - these guys are a riot to watch. I left the mostly full 50# bag of chicken scratch just sitting next to the cage last night and the only coon who dared come close took off running as soon as Hansel noticed him leering.
If they can make it two weeks (with plenty of food and water), I'm going to potentially keep them till they die of natural causes. We have a relative on kiddo's side who already has chickens, so we'll see if they can winter over there. My neighbors would bomb my house if I had The Col. here. He crows multiple times an hour from 5 to 9:30 am.
Freaking tent caterpillar in front of the lens.
The rest are all videos. Click the pic and it'll play.
I'm pretty sure the neighbors dog even shows up in one of these. I'll have to verify and make sure it's posted. I also have a good night shot of him without the stupid worm.